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Taking Venlafaxine

  • Venlafaxine
  • Anxiety and phobias

VIDEO: Taking Venlafaxine

I’ve been on many tablets in my time, but the main one I’ve been on is Venlafaxine – it’s just to help me calm down, and calm my brain activity so I can sleep better without constant nightmares.

When I was first on it, it felt weird having this tablet inside of you, just the effects of it; it felt totally different and it took a while to get used to the effects.

The medications do really help. It’s not nice to be on them all the time, but they do help - I don’t know where I’d be without them.

I’ve been on some medications where they’ve reacted with other tablets and they’ve caused heart palpitations and stuff, so you do need to be careful of the side effects.

I would’ve liked more information on the tablets. I couldn’t really find any information online about the tablets I was taking specifically, and I could only find information for adults not young people.