So I'm about to switch onto Venlafaxine from Sertraline because Sertraline has stopped working for me and I have two questions for any current or former Venlafaxine users out there:
1. Did you notice it having any effect on your skin?
I ask this because I still have this lingering doubt that the Sertraline may have been partly responsible for the severe cystic breakout I had at the beginning of summer (a month or two after I started taking it). However, I also stopped doing this site's regimen at roughly the same time so in all likelihood it was probably the lack of benzoyl peroxide, rather than the presence of Sertraline, added to the stress of finals that did it. I'd still like to know if anyone has experienced any positive, negative, or neutral effects on their skin from taking Venlafaxine though.
2. Was it effective for treating your depression and if you've taken more than one anti-depressant how did it compare to other ones you've taken?
I ask this because when I first started taking Sertraline it was great and I felt pretty good for around two months or so but then it seemed to stop working. We increased the dose twice but that just made it worse and added increasing suicidal thoughts into the mix so my GP thinks it's best to come off it. I'm just really hoping that Venlafaxine will do a better job for me than the Sertraline did because I am desperate for some improvement in my depression and anxiety right now after several months of miserable suicidal hell.
Thanks in advance for any responses!