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Pretty desperate. - June 26th 2011, 06:47 PM

I'm on weekly prescriptions of 300mg venlafaxine per day (dunno if I'm allowed to post that?) which is the highest dose my doctor can prescribe. My local pharmacy are supposed to collect the prescriptions from my GP each week and have them ready for me by thursday. Last week, they didn't. The didn't on friday either and my doctors surgery isn't open till tomorrow. So I have now gone 3 full days without my antidepressants completely cold turkey.

I've been feeling off for a few days which has reached it's peak this evening, I just looked up venlafaxine withdrawal and it seems that this is the cause or my feeling like absolute crap. Symptoms are (mine are in bold): irritability, restlessness, headache, nausea, fatigue, excessive sweating, dysphoria, tremor, vertigo, irregularities in blood pressure, dizziness, visual and auditory hallucinations, feelings of abdominal distension, and paresthesia, impaired concentration, bizarre dreams, delirium, cataplexy, agitation, hostility and worsening of depressive symptoms, electric-shock sensations.

I was hoping that by now, the effects would be starting to fade, but they're only getting worse. I NEED to get hold of some more venlafaxine because I honestly cannot go to work tomorrow if I'm still this bad. I don't even want to be on these pills anymore if this is how I'm going to feel every time the pharmacy screws up and I can't get hold of any. I genuinely feel like I'm going crazy. I'm trying desperately not to resort to hurting myself to get rid of these frigging withdrawal symptoms but it seems to be the only thing left.

Oh god I hate myself so much. I wish I was dead. I don't know how I am going to cope until morning. I just want someone to put me out of my misery.
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