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Nov 22, 2017 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Attached is a PDF file which details my plan for weaning off this terrible drug over a 20-week period, starting today when i reduced from 225mg ER to 150mg. After going down to 75mg daily, I will switch from Venlafaxine ER to regular Venlafaxine. I will also be taking Omega 3, fish oil, B6, D3, a probiotic, L-tryptophan and a multi-vitamin

My doctor also agreed to a Prozac bridge but advised that I wait until going down below 150mg and further suggested that I not take L-tyrosine.

Thoughts?

Nov 22, 2017 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Thanks, John. On what dosage of Omega did you settle?

Nov 22, 2017 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Hi, H! Other than slowly reducing you Effexor intake, have you used the same supplement regimen throughout? I’d like to get started on that whilst waiting for my doctor recommend a tapering plan. Thanks in advance

Nov 22, 2017 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I have been reading with some encouragement of great success achieved by implementing a Effexor/Prozak tapering bridge in conjunction with mega doses of Omega3 and B vitamin. Have any of you tried such a method? I also am coming to the conclusion that this cannot be rushed and, if you’ve been on this crap for years, to not be surprised if it takes as much as six months or more to wean off. I’d rather have it take some time than rush things and experience the hell I read about.

Nov 21, 2017 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I have very much appreciated finding this thread. I’ve been on 225 mg Venlafaxine ER (capsules) for several years and I genuinely think I’d be better off with out it at this point. I’ve run out a couple of times and mostly experienced dizziness, vertigo and terrible nightmares, but not increased depression. My issues deal more with getting started on things and concentrating on tasks other than things not associated with working. LOL

I have noticed that several have had issues going from 37.5 mg to zero. Who has tried splitting the 37.5 in half and then weaning off from 18.25 mg? I’ve been on this crap for about 12 years so taking months to wean off doesn’t bother me

Anyways, some of your stories scare me but I’m going to speak with my doctor about a plan and go for it. I wish you all continued luck.