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2 hours ago · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

@secretwhitepop how is the seroquel working for you? Im on 25 mg now, supppsed to take the place of the ambien I was taking. It does nothing for my sleep but I think its helping my mood.

2 hours ago · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Unfortunately once the effexor wd starts the prozac bridge isn't effective.

4 days ago · Weaning off zolpidem (Ambien) in Sleep Health

Im in the same boat. Been taking ambien for many years at the top dosage 10 mg, wven after they changed the recommendations that women ahould take less, my dr had no problem with me taking the full 10. Im trying to wean myself off as i have begun abusing it by taking small amounts during the day after accidentally realizing that it takes away all my anxiety, something i have been struggling with after trying to wean from and ultimately reinstating effexor. On a slipperly slope, ive admitted this to doctors and asked for something else and am told "just don't take it during the day" which is about as helpful as telling an alcoholic to just not drink. I feel like the ambien actually exacerbates anxiety and depression but in the moment, it helps it, so its hard not to take it.

Dec 31, 2019 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Thats the plan, just need to get off of it with a longer taper to avoid the withdrawals

Dec 31, 2019 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I am actually a meaner, more irritatable person when I am on effexor. When i went tgrough withdrawal i felt terrible but my mood was better somehow, if that makes any sense. But the symptoms were so bad I reinstated and now im back to my hateful self, lol. So I'm wondering if this is due to the medication and not my true personality. All i know is that something needs to change and I'm running out of what little patience i have. I started my taper in sept 2018 and so its been over a year now that I'm dealing with it.

Dec 18, 2019 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I can completely relate to everything you are saying. On my quest to do the same I decided to taper off effexor as I'd been on it for over 20 years. Unfortunately I went too fast, suffered for six months, reinstated, and am still not myself. I'm back up to 150 mg and got put on buspar as well. I am not myself. Ironic that on my desire to become the real me, I'm now further from that goal than ever. I just try to hold hope that it's all in gods plan. Praying for you on your journey.

Dec 18, 2019 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

You may be going way too fast. What was your original dosage?

Dec 16, 2019 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Have you thought about taking anything else for the anxiety? Are you having any other withdrawal symptoms?