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Taking venlafaxine and tradazone for anxiety and depression. Mild headache, restlessness and anxiety. Reason?

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I have been taken venlafaxine 150, tradazone 25 mg lorazepam 2 mg for my anxity and depression since 5 days. I added lonazepam 0.5 mg 5 tablets last night thinking that it will help me reduce my anxiety symptoms but after awakining this morning, I am feeling heavy body, mild leg ache, mild reslessness, mind anxiousness and heavy head. I need your kind help.Thank you

Asked On : Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Dec 2014
Welcome to HCM

You are on Venlafexine, Trazodon, Lorazepam for anxiety and depression. You have started taking these medicines since last 5 days only. During start of any SNRI drug like venlafexine and trazodon initial increase in symptoms occur in most of individuals. The symptoms or rebound increase in anxiety usually go by one to two weeks. The drugs usually take about 4-6 weeks to show effect in symptoms. So the mild restlessness, anxiety you are having are due to this only. There is no need to worry, try relaxation exercises, yoga, meditation, progressive muscle relaxation exercises and you will feel better. If symptoms persist visit a Psychiatrist.

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi, MD
Answered: Mon, 6 May 2013
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Psychologist Dr. K. V. Anand's  Response
Dec 2015
Understand that self medication can be a problem
Also time and again it has been proved that medication alone cannot cure depression and anxiety. You need meditation, yoga techniques and psychotherapy.
Yoga and meditation can streamline body metabolism and thoughts
Psychotherapy can streamline life style
Get lifestyle training
Consult a qualified psychotherapist immediately
Wish you speedy recovery
Answered: Sat, 4 May 2013
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