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Feb 1, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

A “drug holiday” sounds like no picnic and is extremely dangerous. Having a seizure due to going cold turkey of any drug is just not worth it because the consequences can be lifelong …I’ve seen it.

Jan 21, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Sleep education NOT sleep medication is the way to go. Taking a sleep aid may work in the very short term but they are not a long-term solution . I am in the sleep biz and have seen many a patient come in having been prescribed a sleep aid for years when really they have a problem that needs to be fixed. It could be simple sleep hygiene. I’m confident that information provided by the monitor will be very helpful for you. If it continues to be a problem then go see a board-certified sleep doctor .

Jan 20, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I think I saw on a post from one of the moderators earlier that there is a 25 mg capsule and I believe I have seen mention a 37mg as well. Also people twist the capsule open and pull out some of the little beads .

Jan 20, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

The office staff kept telling me “ ok, we’ll call that in” then I would keep checking with the pharmacy who say “ nothing yet”, Then I would call the office again and get a different person. I am definitely taking with my doc about the whole situation. It was so ridiculous! I was pretty frustrated.

Jan 20, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

So has anyone had issues continuing to work while going through “successful “ withdrawal? By successful I guess I mean being able to taper off completely? I work nights in a hospital I’m not an RN but I do work directly with patients . I’m going to have to put my 16-year-old dog down soon so I am definitely going to wait to begin until I recover from that but I am really trying to plan this out before I start. All the feedback has been so helpful!! thank you everyone for sharing!

Jan 20, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

You sound like you’re good in a good place ! Yay! I’m planning to start a withdrawal of the effexor. I’ve been taking it for about 10 years -150 mg. I’m going open the capsules and take a few grains out at a time . I’m sort of concerned about work… i’ve had the brains apps when I forgotten 2 days dose and those are horrible ! My doctor was out of her office having a baby and her staff took three weeks to call in my prescription it made me realize that I was being held hostage by a drug . I had called and advance because I knew the pharmacy needed a new prescription luckily I had enough to get me through …just!