Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine)

Posted by richyrich @richyrich, Nov 2, 2016

I have been taking Effexor/Venlafaxine for years and tried to get off it a few times but each time I try to give up the chemical withdrawal symptoms are a horror story and I give up giving up. Anyone got any tips or tried and tested strategies? Thank you

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@suzannetherese

Thanks … new friend 🙋‍♀️

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Smiling at you.

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@suzannetherese

Thanks Jake. My intent was to go from 300mg to 150mg and stay at 150mg. I did it over a period of 6 months (300 to 225 from April to June and then 225 to 150 from June to October. … being on 150 for now 4 months. Is it possible to suddenly after 4 months to feel all the withdrawals of Effexor . My doctor finds it hard to believe . My blood work is normal so it must be a bug which I don’t believe. All of you who can read this please feel free to tell me what you think . Bye for now !

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@suzannetherese
I’ve read of symptoms showing up 9 months later but those people were totally off it. Since your on 150mg I’m curious myself. What symptoms are you having?
I hope for your sake it is a bug.
Jake

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Oh, these silly docs don’t understand that Effexor changes your very dna.
I went back and read everything you wrote.
Yes, you are right on track. I too went thru stuff like you are saying.
Now it’s time to develop a plan and be prepared to change them. Bright Wings

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@suzannetherese
I’ve read of symptoms showing up 9 months later but those people were totally off it. Since your on 150mg I’m curious myself. What symptoms are you having?
I hope for your sake it is a bug.
Jake

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Hi Jake
My symptoms are nausea – fatigue – muscle ache all over my body especially in my legs – chills – anxiety. I’m getting better slowly with meditation and positive self talking. Thanks Jake

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Yup, you are definitely in withdrawal. When was your last reduction and how much did you drop.
Did you get the cbd? Cuz lots of of those symptoms will be taken care of with it.

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What is cod mean ? Last reduction was 4 months ago from 225 mg to 150. Presently on 150. I don’t think will go lower if I’m to feel this way even though I’m feeling better on and off.

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@brightwings

Yup, you are definitely in withdrawal. When was your last reduction and how much did you drop.
Did you get the cbd? Cuz lots of of those symptoms will be taken care of with it.

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I was using 2500 mg a month of cbd. Cost $100 a month. Now I just make my own.

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@suzannetherese

What is cod mean ? Last reduction was 4 months ago from 225 mg to 150. Presently on 150. I don’t think will go lower if I’m to feel this way even though I’m feeling better on and off.

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Trust your gut. Pause for a couple of months and see how you feel. Stay on 150 mg. It sounds like you are doing a great job. Hang in there.
CBD is made from the male plant of hemp. It has lots of healing qualities.
Google it.
I was ordering from Lazarus Naturals out of Oregon.

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Thank you new friend for your input……such a blessing ! I will right now look for info on hemp. 🙏

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It will make it soooo much easier for you. What state are you in???

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I’m from Ontario Canada . Can you take CBD while on Effexor 150 mg ?

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Be proactive, google it. Gain all the knowledge of what is happening in your body. I know you are a smart cookie. Smiling at you.
Type in that exact question.

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@suzannetherese

What is cod mean ? Last reduction was 4 months ago from 225 mg to 150. Presently on 150. I don’t think will go lower if I’m to feel this way even though I’m feeling better on and off.

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@suzannetherese
I’m curious, how did you go from 225 to150? In one 75mg drop (33.33%)
Jake

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For many years I was taking (1) 150 mg … in the morning and (1) 150 mg …..at night. = 300 mg
Then I took (1) 150 mg ….. in the morning and (1) 75 mg at night. = 225 mg for 2 months (April & May 2019)
Then I let go of the 75 mg at night and stayed on (1) a day in the morning 150 mg ( June to now Oct. 2019)

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@suzannetherese

For many years I was taking (1) 150 mg … in the morning and (1) 150 mg …..at night. = 300 mg
Then I took (1) 150 mg ….. in the morning and (1) 75 mg at night. = 225 mg for 2 months (April & May 2019)
Then I let go of the 75 mg at night and stayed on (1) a day in the morning 150 mg ( June to now Oct. 2019)

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@suzannetherese
That was a large cut, 33.33%. You should have cut it by at least half if not more, depending on how long you were on it to lower your chances of withdrawal symptoms. CBD oil probably isn’t necessary if you decrease slowly enough. It takes a long time to come off but coming off withdrawal free or nearly withdrawal free is worth it.
Jake

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