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Jul 30, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

@dcclowdus, Sending positive thoughts to you and all on the journey to get off Effexor.
I’m, hopefully, done. After decreasing dosage (from 225 for 15+ years) over a few months, I hope to have taken my last 75 yesterday. I’m hoping with exercise and getting out to walk my dog in our great weather that the effects will be minimal or can be managed with Xanax and taking it easy on myself (allowing myself to be angry or sad).
Take care.

Jul 8, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

@tennessegirl thank you for your inspirational post sharing your success getting off Effexor.
Today, I start going from 150 to 75. I’ve been on 225 for 15+ years. It looks like the road is still long, but at least I feel like it’s the right path.
Best of luck to all who’ve made it their mission to get off this drug.

May 14, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Kippybee. I’m so sorry the tools you seek don’t exist in Canada. I hope you find what you need to alleviate your withdrawal symptoms. Please don’t give up. I, too, am just starting my wean process and feel the negative effects. I’m glad to have found this site and support. I wish you all the best. SARNM

May 12, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Thank you all for the support and sharing what has worked. I don’t want to get on Prozac … want to get off antidepressants if possible. I wish all on this quest success, health, and happiness.

May 12, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I’ve been on Effexor for 16 years at 225 mg. I’m starting to get headaches and feeling a little Grumpy. I’ll try to stick out this doseage till I see my psychiatrist in July. Best to others on this path.

May 11, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Thanks to all for the quick feedback.So far, nothing too bad. I did have an angry episode one night but self medicated with Xanax and wine. I would like to get off those as well.  Does anyone have insight into how medical marijuana might facilitate the process Effexor withdrawal? I used to work somewhere that drug tested, so that was not an option, but I’m retired now.

May 10, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I’m starting my regime to get off venaflaxine XR. I’ve been on 225 mg for about 16 years, so I know what I’m up against. I do feel that it has contributed to my weight gain, ~40 pounds over the 16 years, but other factors (sedentary job, turning 50, alcohol) are also factors. I started taking 150 mg early this week and plan to acclimate to this before additional decreases. I do have plenty of Xanax and lunesta to get through situational anxiety or sleeplessness. I’d greatly appreciate feedback/guidance from those who have succeeded on a similar path. I can’t accept that it is impossible. Thank you.