Venlafaxine: Doubling The Dosage

It was time to go from 37.5 mg to 70 mg of venlafaxine per day, and also to switch from the regular tablets to timed-release capsules. Today is a public holiday in Germany, and with the long Easter weekend ahead, I would have a few days in a row for adjusting to the new dosage. I was prepared for the worst – more nausea, maybe even vomiting, but in the end it turned out relatively harmless. There was a bit of vertigo and some tingling in my limbs, but generally the transition was rather smooth. I can definitely tell a difference between timed and regular release, because as a capsule, the side-effects do not (sometimes violently) spike within the first 120 minutes after consumption, but create a gentler wave rather that carries you into the afternoon.

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