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What are the side effects of Venlafaxine ?

I recently started seeing a psychologist and she referred me to a private GP with a background in psychology to precribe me some medication based on my situation. He told me I must take medication and that no amount of talking will fix anything in my situation . He prescribed me Venlafaxine 37.5 mg . I am physically healthy and recently did a cardiac ultra sound and cardiac stress test , everything came back normal. The doctor was confident that the venlafaxine medicine wont have any adverse effects on me at all and would only be good for me. But part of my anxiety is a fear of medicine and constant awareness of my health. aswell as depression . After reading online I have found there to be MANY side-effects for this particular medicine , including risk of death. Should I be worried about anything ? I dont want to take this medicine if its harmful.
Asked On : Fri, 2 Mar 2012
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From the history it appears that you are suffering from anxiety problem.So i would suggest you to just follow expert advice like psychiatric opinion and continue your medications without too much worrying about it.I would also like to suggest you not to browse about the medications and its side effects online as it would add on to your anxiety problem.For any doubts regarding medication rather consult your doctor directly.

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