Sorry i take 300mg of exx not 75mg. I live in England and it is called Venlaflaxine here but i just have the normal pills not the slow release. In fact i have never used any slow release meds so i am bloody useless on that one. As Karen says venlaflaxine(which i am now going to call ven b/c i am a lazy typer) does take a good while to work. I cannot remember what i started on but i think i went straight in at 300mg. I was very very low at the time and i recall the doc coming to my flat taking one look at me and the state of the place. As i did'nt go outside for at least two weeks. Then writing me a script
for ven there and then. He told me that it may take a while to start working if i remember correctly. Altough trying to remember the advice of tons of differnt docs concering loads of different meds over more than a decade is a trial in itself!!
I cant help you with interactions with other drugs but i can help you with one thing. If you decide to drink heavily whilst on ven then be prepared to feel like a sack of crap for the following couple of days.
Try not to be too scared of it i think of it as my little morning friend now. Sitting there in the med cup next to the toaster every single morning. The lovely little pinkish pill ready to be flushed down my throat with a good shot of Orange juice (smooth not with the bits)
Whats the score with getting medication in the states then?? It seems to be much harder than here in good old rainy England. I just get my doc to write a script
then i take it down the chemist they fill it in a couple of minuites. No charge and i'm good to go!! Do you have to buy the meds yourself?? Am i being naive?? Let me know if you can and stay on that ven and you will have a morning friend too.
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