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Mon, Aug 26 3:39pm · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I posted a few times last month as I ran out of 37.5mg ER. I had been taking them for several months. Kaiser wanted me to visit an NP or they wouldn't renew. I started weaning by taking 37.5mg every other day. Then I ran out.

2 days later my brain noise and attitude became annoying. I divided a 75mg into 4 gelatin capsules, 18.75mg each. 1 every 2 or 3 days, to keep the sideFX tolerable. 8 doses of 18.75mg over a couple weeks and I jumped off for good. Mild physical FX returned for a while, but the anxiety and depression didn't return.

I hear that below 25mg/day the effect is totally SSRI. You are already halfway weaned once you get comfortable taking 37.5mg every other day. This knowledge helped.

I vape CBD oil a lot. During this extended session I also ate 25mg of CBD oil every day. Props to AV and TryTheCBD.

My GAD is not coming back as an impairment. I'd rather deal with symptoms as needed than use crude chemicals with "therapeutic side effects" to anesthetize my lizard brain 24/7/365. I've seen both sides now. Those reuptake inhibitors are a scattergun solution to a tweezers problem. YMMV.

I will not be back. I love you all. Don't bother congratulating me, I will not be back. If any honor is due anyone, it is Charlotte. (x)Dave.

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Thu, Jul 25 6:41am · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

We appear stable at 18.75mg every other day. The CBD vape pen makes it all possible. Stay tuned.

Mon, Jul 22 10:12am · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Neat! I ordered a jar of empty gel caps. The approximately 20mg I took Friday afternoon is just now wearing off. (The tinnitus gets louder and is occasionally stopped by a short muffled explosion). So tfn around 18-20mg every other day. Continue with cbd to kill acute psychological distress in its tracks. Great. Thanks.

Sun, Jul 21 10:01am · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I was on 37.5mg for at least a year. I used my last few capsules every other day. Now I take a dozen or so of the little micro tablets from inside an old 75mg cap as required (works for 18 hours so far). I ordered some empty gel caps. Will divide 75 by 4 to get 18.75mg. (Those little balls are static sensitive, use glass plate and metal tools.) Basically 4 lines…

No one is sensitive enough to react physically to a 1 gram in 38 reduction of medication. That's a clue that someone still has issues. I use a cbd vape pen when my issues get acute. That and the little venlafaxine er balls, it seems.

I have plenty. Even at 18.75mg/day for a year. Are there pharmacists who do this? 75 to 37.5 to clear is too extreme.

Sat, Jul 20 4:25pm · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I am withdrawing from 37.5mg venlafaxine. I took them every other day for a couple weeks, then one a few days ago as the brain tingles came back. I have many 75mg capsules left that I can cut open on a mirror to make smaller doses, e.g. 10-15 mg. I will use these as necessary to finish the extended tapering. No way I'm going back on that stuff. I want some things to bother me.

CBD vapes handle acute anxiety for me now. trythecbdoil dot com has the best deals right I've found. Lab tested pure CBD for around $0.05/mg. or roughly half what other reputable stores are charging. (I'm neither affiliated nor compensated with them.) I got a 300mg disposable rechargeable unflavored vape pen for 28 clams, including postage. You can actually get so much CBD vapor you cough. Most definitely stronger than the fine Alternate Vape products.

The effects are annoying enough that I found you guys trying to find out more. Now it appears the tapering may take longer but is working. I'm glad I still have my 75mg stash (not to mention the 150mg-was on 300mg/day 2 years ago) and some single edge blades. Better buy a few empty capsules, too.