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Jan 3, 2019 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Hi. I went from 300mg effexor to 60mg of cymbalta with very, very minimal side effects in 2 weeks. I am through with effexor, and solely on cymbalta, 120mg a day. No noticeable side effects. I was very lucky. Took effexor about 6 yrs.

Jan 2, 2019 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Thank you Jake. Feeling so much better. Not a bad transition. Prescriber said same class of drugs, cymbalta & effexor, so maybe that's why. Just dont like the weight gain with cymbalta, but no severe hot flashes anymore.

Dec 16, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Hi. I have not decided to wean myself off Effexor, cause I previously had heard how bad withdrawl was. I went to NP, 300mg a day. She cut me to 1 cymbalta 60 mg and one effexor for one week. Then 1 effexor and 1 cymbalta every other day. Now completely off effexor. Stomach upsets, mild, nothing much else and hope it stays that way. My daughter was on 125mg effexor, quit cold turkey, weaning herself off. Shes a basket case, anxious, nervous wreck, but wont admit it's from no help. Staunch Christian, doesnt like taking pills, dr. Prescribed years ago, 2010 after being admitted cause of a near nervous collapse. I cant convince her she needs them. A lot of mental, nervous issues on fathers side. Mine environmental, delibatating life events.

Dec 16, 2018 · Disk replacement & spinal fusion (L4-L5): Post-op concerns in Spine Health

I had a spinal fusion back in 1997 L5S1. The surgery went wonderfully. No pain, back to myself in no time. No hip pain or noises. Now 2018, I have many changes in fusion area, arthritis, peripheral neuropathy, have had facet blocks, radioactive ablation injection, pills for peripheral neuropathy. The fusion, as related to me by another back surgeon, told me it is only good for 10 years. Not sorry I did, had 10+ good active years. Now, is another story. Horrific pain in back, going to pain management center. My advice, dont overdo it NOW or for a long time, dont carry anything heavy, twist, bending……….and you should be good to go for years. I felt so good I did everything I shouldn't have. Shoveled snow, carried heavy grocery bags, mowed grass, moved many times by myself. PLEASE, listen, and treat your back as it were a baby. I am in chronic pain every day.

Dec 13, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

You are so welcome. Please keep me posted on your success. God bless

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

Hi Ronnie. Nice to meet you & thank you for your response. Well I'm on my second week, so per my NP, I've started taking one 60mg cymbalta every day and one effexor every other day. I've just been feeling overall sick. Head feels off, stomach upset, sometimes hard to breathe or just a heaviness in my chest. Today I was out and felt lously. Nauseous. Not a good feeling. Now she wants me to do this for a week so Monday I would be on cymbalta alone. I dont think it's enough time. I also have been on valium a very long time for intense anxiety I've always had. I cannot stop that & I wouldn't want too. I just dont know if these lously feelings are from cutting down or just me. I have lots of chills also. She said the effexor & cymbalta are the same class of drugs. The effexor is capsules. 150mg each. Hard to taper off by myself, cant cut capsule???? I think I'm going to alternate as she said until I see her on the 28th. Maybe she can prescribe pills at a less dosage. Just feel weird. Did you experience any side effects at all? She said it's not easy to come off of, so dont understand why 2 weeks will be enough. I wish you the best with your goals. If I had known the intense impact on the body withdrawing, i never would have started. Thank you again. Oh, I am 69, and have been on various antidepressants since the 80s. God bless us in our journey.

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

Hi my name isMarlene. I have been on effexor ER for about 4 years. Recently felt like it popped out. NP put me on 60mg Cymbalta for one week with the usual dose of effexor. Second week an effexor every other day with the cymbalta. Then that's it for effexor. I was taking 300mg effexor. From what I've read here, this doesnt seem to be enough time. No side effects yet, I've always had super chills on veneflexine. Hands shake. I've been more agitated than normal, feeling flighty. I need right knee replaced, so joint pain there. Cant go for walks. Also have a spinal fusion in my lower back, arthritis. Pain mge put me on hydrocodone, lowest dose, but I went off. Afraid of becoming addicted + I couldnt get medical insurance. Hearing all these different side effects of withdrawal makes me a bit scared. I hope this NP kknows what shes doing.