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Venlalic Venlafaxine - exhaustion - can't cope for much longer!

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Swiish Thu 09-May-13 17:34:27

Does anyone else suffer from extreme tiredness? Over a year ago I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety and the last batch of drugs I'm on is Venlalic Venlafaxine. They seem to be taking the edge of a bit (I was suicidal, frankly, this time last year) but the tiredness just isn't passing.

I have very vivid dreams every night and wake up sweating, so I suppose I'm not getting enough sleep. I struggle to keep awake during the day. Really struggle, to the point where I've started dreaming while I'm in conversation with someone, I think.

Anyone else in this situation? What do you recommend?

Thank you!

SnowyMouse Thu 09-May-13 17:49:00

Would you go back to your GP/psych and ask if you can try something else?

happyyonisleepyyoni Thu 09-May-13 19:11:06

I am on this as well and it is working well for me, but I get the craziest dreams. If I can remember them, they will make a great book one day !

AlteredState Sat 11-May-13 02:03:38

Yes. Also take venlalic (modified release version). I've been taking nearly two years now at varying doses from 37.5mg to 225mg daily. For me exhaustion got worse at higher doses and also if I took dose in the morning rather than at night.

somedayillbesaturdaynite Wed 15-May-13 08:22:11

have been taking 4/5 years, now on 150mg twice daily. yy to night sweats, vivid (sometimes very scary) dreams and could happily sleep 20 hours a day. i also seem to be getting an acute heartburn pain in my ribs. at first i had mistaken it for asthma/respiratory-related but now i wonder if its these tablets hmm

somedayillbesaturdaynite Thu 16-May-13 02:18:41

bumping in case any fellow insomniacs have similar experience

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