The GP has kept my dose of Venlafaxine to 75mg, we tried 225mg but I suffered hallucinations/weird dreams & my pulse got very fast. I'm now waiting for an ecg so my meds have to stay at 75mg. All of today & yesterday I have been pleading with them to increase my dose as I am going out of my mind & not coping. They point blank refused as my pulse was still high! Anyhow, I'm digressing here. My real question is what is the maximum dosage for depressed people taking Venlafaxine (the extended release one)? Last night I took a few before bed & then this morning I took another couple. I felt so good, no hallucinations or weird dreams & no racing heart. In fact it was like I was wrapped up in a big ball of cotton wool & I was loving it, I felt so happy for the first time in ages. So I guess I am wondering what the max dose is for Venlafaxine XR? I don't wanna OD on them but I like the warm fuzzy feeling that took over me.