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Venlafaxine is not an SSRI

Posted by linkadge on August 17, 2022, at 10:19:15

After my horrible trial of escitalopram, I went back to venlafaxine. I can't really express how crappy escitalopram made me feel. I really wanted it to work as there are many things about effexor that I don't like.

This being said, I hate the assertion that venlafaxine is just an SSRI in low doses. I can't express how wrong this viewpoint is (especially for me). 5mg of escitalopram feels nothing like 37.5 -75mg of effexor.

On paper they should be "the same" but they're not . Even though effexor is purportedly devoid of noradrenergic action below 150mg, it is much more activating for me. It doesn't produce the spaciness or confusion that escitalopram does.

Escitalopram produces brain fog for me, whereas venlafaxine reduces it.





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