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Offline Nightowl

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Venlafaxine and Promazine
« on: October 31, 2011, 05:02:47 PM »
Saw my new consultant this afternoon and been prescribed these.

I asked to come off lofepramine as it was making me very dizzy on standing.

Was hesitant about agreeing to try venlafaxine as I've heard it's a nightmare to come off, or even if you miss a dose, my consultant said it's no worse than any other AD but I'm not sure I believe him.

Anyone any experiences of either of these meds?

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Re: Venlafaxine and Promazine
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2011, 05:10:56 PM »
i've been on venlafaxine.. it really worked for me as an AD.. but it was horrible to come off i had really bad withdrawals, but I did decide to go cold turkey which obviously isn't recommended!!

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Re: Venlafaxine and Promazine
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2011, 05:19:31 PM »
Thanks hun.

I won't be starting it for a month as need three weeks to reduce and stop the lofepramine and then a week with no AD.

He said that as long as I come off it slowly I should have no problems with it.

Just googled the promazine and it's an AP, I'll be taking it to help me calm down at night and sleep which I guess makes sense as it says it's used for agitation. 
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Re: Venlafaxine and Promazine
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2011, 05:33:59 PM »
I was on venlefaxine in the past, if I missed a dose I would get pins and needles in my face and lips. Withdrawing was ok, it was done fairly slowly as I was on a very high dose. For me it lifted my mood but the high dose caused insomnia so I had ttocome off it. x.

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Re: Venlafaxine and Promazine
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2011, 06:07:53 PM »
I'm on venlafaxine, it seems to work for me.

I do find though that like you say, if i miss a dose or 2 i get light headed.

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Re: Venlafaxine and Promazine
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2011, 06:19:27 PM »
Thanks both  :hug1:

It seems to be a low dose I'm starting on, I'll have to be careful to take it regularly and not forget doses, I do find that on days when I go out early I can forget to take my meds before I leave the flat.  Although saying that I didn't ask him what time of day I should take it, presume he will state that on the fax to my GP.
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Re: Venlafaxine and Promazine
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2011, 10:32:42 AM »
hey, I take Venlafaxine at the moment and it is really working for me. Although if I miss a dose I feel incredibly sick so know that I need to take it!
As for when to take it, you will probably be told to take it in the morning because it can cause insomnia if taken later.
Hope they work ok for you  :hug1:

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Re: Venlafaxine and Promazine
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2011, 11:16:59 AM »
Thanks hun  :hug1:

Asked about promazine at the depot clinic, it is an AP but in low doses is prescribed for agitation, she said it should help me relax, take the edge off, and so help me sleep.
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Re: Venlafaxine and Promazine
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2011, 01:33:11 PM »
it's good that you have been able to get information about the new meds you are starting. Hopefully you'll get some good sleep and it'll make you feel less agitated. (I will be jealous! :;):)  How are you feeling about starting on them?

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Re: Venlafaxine and Promazine
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2011, 05:31:42 PM »
I don't feel too concerned about the promazine after talking to the nurse at the depot clinic this morning but the venlafaxine is a worry, still got about a month to get used to the idea while I come of my current AD.  Hopefully will get the promazine by the end of the week, didn't get to sleep til almost 5.30am today.
When you feel like letting go, hold on.

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