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    Venlafaxine is the new one I知 pinning my hopes on.

    After a year on escitalopram I知 switching to venlafaxine.

    Escitalopram took away the anxiety but gave me the following:-
    hypo mania
    jaw clenching and teeth grinding, cracking my tooth
    ear pain
    sinus pressure
    insomnia
    irritability
    general malaise

    Like most of us, I suppose, I知 looking for a cure for anxiety that doesn稚 make me feel ill in other ways. This will be the 6th AD I致e tried.

    Wish me luck.

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    Re: Venlafaxine is the new one I知 pinning my hopes on.

    Gooooddddd luck !!! (I'm on it and have been for years, worked well for me)

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    Re: Venlafaxine is the new one I知 pinning my hopes on.

    Thank you Carys! What was start-up like, and what have been the side-effects for you?

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    Re: Venlafaxine is the new one I知 pinning my hopes on.

    For me personally (but of course everyone is different) I had no side-effects during the initial start up, nor at any time during. I don't know if I was just very lucky or not. The ONLY thing I do/did have (I was on a very high dose and now practically nothing, the lowest possible) was if I forgot one, or reduced, for a while I would get kind of an odd electric shock feeling down my left side when my eyes moved.

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    Re: Venlafaxine is the new one I知 pinning my hopes on.

    A quick update.
    About 7 weeks in, I’m on 75mg and all is good. No side effects, the ones I had from escitalopram are pretty much all gone. No anxiety! No toothache from jaw-clenching.
    One lingering problem though is my cracked tongue which makes fizzy drinks painful and chilli torture. I think I’m stuck with it. Any thoughts?

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    Re: Venlafaxine is the new one I知 pinning my hopes on.

    Are you still okay with the ven? I am switching this week from Lexapro to venlafaxine because if weight gain. I知 a little nervous about the switch.


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    Re: Venlafaxine is the new one I知 pinning my hopes on.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sleepy View Post
    A quick update.
    About 7 weeks in, I’m on 75mg and all is good. No side effects, the ones I had from escitalopram are pretty much all gone. No anxiety! No toothache from jaw-clenching.
    One lingering problem though is my cracked tongue which makes fizzy drinks painful and chilli torture. I think I’m stuck with it. Any thoughts?
    So how are you getting with your Ven Sleepy its been a while since you started ?

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