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Wed, Nov 27 9:47am · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I had/have some tinnitus or whooshing, not sure how to describe it. It's like how your ears feel after you've been at a really loud concert and then you leave. For me it could be hearing loss, I guess, I just haven't gotten it checked out. There are so many strange reactions to this medication it's really not helpful for me to go to the doctor for anything and get misdiagnosed with something that just might be related to withdrawal.

Fri, Nov 15 2:20pm · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Try taking 37.5 daily to see if you improve. Then cut your daily dosage down instead of doing the every other day idea.

Wed, Nov 6 11:31am · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I went too fast and suffered the consequences. I realized that I was not only having withdrawal symptoms but that depression was creeping in. I reinstated and now I'm going though an adjustment period which hopefully will be temporary. So please go slowly!

Mon, Nov 4 7:37pm · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I would say at least 3-4 weeks. You want to stay at the reduced dose until you are completely stable. If you have any withdrawal symptoms then stay on it at least another week.

Mon, Nov 4 4:51pm · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Yes, you count the beads when you taper slowly. From 37.5 it should be an extremely slow taper, like less than 5%. Don't take it every other day because you'll be in constant ping ponging withdrawals. You count the beads in 3 capsules to get an average of how many beads are in each capsule then divide by the percentage to see how many beads to take out so that the remaining beads are 5% less than your dosage. But right now I would recommend staying at 37.5 until you are absolutely stable before trying to taper at all.

Sat, Oct 26 4:10pm · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Thank you. I feel so much better. I'm about 75% improved. Still less than a great day, few of which I had during the withdrawal. But so much better than the worst days. I'm on the 4th day of 150 mg and plan to stay here unless something changes.

Sat, Oct 26 4:07pm · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Over 20 years started at 150 then increased to 225.