Our expert says:
I think we've been in this territory before. I have never liked venlafaxine, but some shrinks do. It is essential that they SUPERVISE properly your weaning off the old drug, venlafaxine in this case, before introducing the new one. So ask your prescribing doctor to deal with this, which is a task he has probably already been paid for.
Getting "sad really fast", especially when you mention getting sad watching a sad program on TV< isbn;t really a feature of depression, just part of the normal range of emotional sensitivity. And if so, I wouldn't expect it to respond to an antidepressant.
I do hope your treatment is being properly supervised by a psychiatrist, and not only a GP. Complex neurochemistry is not part of the training of a GP
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