Our expert says:
Hi, This is a very complex question about a very complex and changing combination of drugs. Your psychiatrist is the person best placed to assess the possible origins of the symptoms you are complaining of, and how best to deal with them, as he knows far more that is relevant about you situation than you could tell me here. So you really need to discuss all this with him.
I don't particularly like Venlor, but some shrinks like using it a lot. Some of what you describe are quite common side-effects of Venlor, which is presumably why he reduced the dose. I have found it can amplify some symptoms of anxiety.
Apparently the Sertraline was reduced gradually, as is recommended, and so that should not have caused new symptoms. The other drugs presumably you have been taking for some time, so they're not likely to be producing new side-effects.
I have often found in such situations, that it is fruitful not to think entirely in terms of chemical remedies, but to also consider referral to a psychologist with the relevant skill to provide CBT( Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ) which is backed by good research and can help you gain skills to relieve your own anxiety and related problems.
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