I started tapering down Effexor XR from 150 mg to 112.5 mg yesterday. Here it is the 2nd day and I'm already feeling the withdrawal symptoms. I feel sleepy, anxious, and it's hard to concentrate. I am practicing mindfulness meditation daily, have started to walk on my breaks, and eat a healthy diet. I also start counseling this Friday for support. Will adding CBD oil help? I have been on some form of antidepressant since 1995 (for post partum depression). I was first on Paxil and then when that did not help anymore I was switched to Effexor. This was about 2005. This will be my 3rd attempt stopping Effexor. The first attempt I tapered from 300 mg down to 0 over months yet the withdrawals were horrible and I went back on 150mg. About a year and a half ago I tried tapering down briefly and again I stopped tapering and went back on 150mg. Here it is my 3rd attempt and I want to be successful.
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