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    Venlafaxine 37.5mg to 75mg

    Hi
    Has anyone increased their venlafaxine a full 75mg in the same day and felt ok. Been to see GP today and was on 37.5mg twice a day now he has put me on 75mg twice day. He assured me that I won't really get any side effects just benefit. I'm a bit reluctant posting in case I hear any bad tales. But please if it as worked for you and you stuck with any side effects I would love to hear.

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    Re: Venlafaxine 37.5mg to 75mg

    Hi i take 187.5mg of venlafaxine and it works for me altho I only increased by 37.5mg at a time and I won't lie I did have side effects but I used Diazepam to help and they passed in a couple of weeks XX
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    Re: Venlafaxine 37.5mg to 75mg

    Hi Nicola

    Thanks for replying yea I thought so I'm really hesitant to up both am/pm straight away but the gp didn't say just increase the dosage I've just taken my first 75mg now so may just see how I feel in morning. I remember when I switched from citalopram to venlafaxine there where side effects and felt awful but after a while it did settle. Just worried with work as well if feel really bad and I do not have any diazepam on stand by just in case. Do you feel your increase worked well once over the side effects? xxx

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    Re: Venlafaxine 37.5mg to 75mg

    Yes its worked really really well...touch wood!! When I increased to 187.5mg from 150mg that was really tough and I nearly gave up but I'm glad I didn't now, i take the slow release venlafaxine, it's so much easier, just once a day and I think you get smoother ride on it, it's very expensive tho hence why Gps don't prescribe it but I asked for it, it may be an idea for you XX
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    Re: Venlafaxine 37.5mg to 75mg

    Thanks Nicola I might just ask for the slow release ones next time round, would it be the same do you think just a swap over and no side effects. xxx

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    Re: Venlafaxine 37.5mg to 75mg

    Yep it's just a straight swap onto 150mg tablet/capsule once at day, i take a 150mg slow release capsule followed by another 37.5mg capsule first thing in the morning XX
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    Re: Venlafaxine 37.5mg to 75mg

    Thanks Nicola
    I've taken another 75mg this morning as didnt feel to bad so hopefully I may be okay xxx

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