Any medical types out there who can tell me whether the prescibing guidelines for Venlafaxine have changed in the last 18 months or so.
I saw a GP last night who was probably a locum and was advised that in order to re-start on Venlafaxine I would need a secondary referral as the guidelines had changed probably not long after I first started taking the nasty stuff a couple of years back.
The odd thing is that originally my GP had told me that the NICE guidelines had been slackened - but now they appear to have tightened.
Is it a case of that the locum was a young GP with perhaps no "special interest in metal health" and therefore needed to refer whereas if I had seen my own GP he would have been able to prescribe or would any GP now also need to refer.
I have tried google but most articles seem perhaps now out of date.
Not a rivetting subject for most STWers but I know there are some docs out there somewhere