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Advised increase in dosage of Veniz XR, Serenace, Zapiz. What will the side effects?

i am 29, female. i have had a guilt for the past 6 months, after that i lost control over myself, had panic attacks, pin pricks over my arms, face and even palpitations, no sleep at night and in a confused state of mind. i consulted a doc.. he has put me anti depressants Veniz XR 37.5 about 10 days back and i felt normal in 4 days. now increasing the dosage to 75mg, Serenace and Zapiz 0.25. I want to know what will be the side effects of these? will i ever be able to get off these medications? and why do i feel scared, anxious, and feel like crying a lot. i cant stop my negative thinking too. what do i do? what is wrong with me?
Wed, 3 Oct 2012
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From the symptoms that your are facing at the moment it does look like you are suffering from depression. In most cases the patents has symptoms of Anxiety and Panic attacks intermittently along with sleep problems due to excessive negative thinking.
The symptoms that you are facing is due to excessive stress that you are facing in your life or some times its genetically programmed to do so. This part is not under out control and hence you should not feel bad about it. There are neurotransmitters in the brains(chemicals) which regulate the daily function they have decreased hence the medication to put thing right by correction of the chemicals, one may be kept on these medications for about 6 months to a year depending on the progress which shall be decided by the consulting psychiatrist. the medication are always started in low dose and slowly increased to see for any side effects it may have and the dose at which you may respond.

These tablets will definitely help you to get better but if you do face side effects like nausea , drymouth, sleeplessness , dizziness inform your doctor any way not every one will experience the side effects. in case you do you can always discuss with your doctor. These tablets do take time to work and to improve your condition may take 2-3 weeks time. if you got a good response in a short time then these tablets are well suited for you.

about the negative thoughts they will fade away automatically during the course of treatment and with counseling
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Advised increase in dosage of Veniz XR, Serenace, Zapiz. What will the side effects?

From the symptoms that your are facing at the moment it does look like you are suffering from depression. In most cases the patents has symptoms of Anxiety and Panic attacks intermittently along with sleep problems due to excessive negative thinking. The symptoms that you are facing is due to excessive stress that you are facing in your life or some times its genetically programmed to do so. This part is not under out control and hence you should not feel bad about it. There are neurotransmitters in the brains(chemicals) which regulate the daily function they have decreased hence the medication to put thing right by correction of the chemicals, one may be kept on these medications for about 6 months to a year depending on the progress which shall be decided by the consulting psychiatrist. the medication are always started in low dose and slowly increased to see for any side effects it may have and the dose at which you may respond. These tablets will definitely help you to get better but if you do face side effects like nausea , drymouth, sleeplessness , dizziness inform your doctor any way not every one will experience the side effects. in case you do you can always discuss with your doctor. These tablets do take time to work and to improve your condition may take 2-3 weeks time. if you got a good response in a short time then these tablets are well suited for you. about the negative thoughts they will fade away automatically during the course of treatment and with counseling