I have been on Venlafaxine for 3 months now, initially moved onto it from Citalopram as I was feeling so low. Started on 37.5mg which was then increased to x2 37.5mg (one in the morning and one at night), I didn’t feel too bad but did have brain fog and now what I understand to be brain zaps! Then 2 weeks ago my doctor gave me a new prescription for one 75mg tablet a day and since then I have been like a zombie! Constant dizziness and feeling totally out of it! I finally plucked up the courage to speak to her again today to say I can’t carry on like this and she told me to just stop taking them! I asked if I should wean myself off them and she said there was no need and to try a holistic approach for my depression.
I’m in such a state and so worried about the withdrawal effects of this drug even though I’ve not been on it that long. Should I just stop taking it like she says? Is that safe!?