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Mon, Dec 2 7:51am · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

So you’re taking Effexor xr? Capsules? They have beads inside. Are you counting beads?.

Sun, Dec 1 9:03am · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I’m in the same boat. Down to almost 37.5. How did you do it? I’m removing beads from Effexor xr.

Wed, Nov 27 1:50pm · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Other than increased appetite, I love it’s calming effects. I just have to have self-control over my eating.

Wed, Nov 27 11:40am · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I actually meant my appetite. When I told my daughter that I was on Mirtazapine, she laughed. She works for a vet…..they give it to cats as an appetite stimulant!

Wed, Nov 27 10:32am · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Mirtazapine is worse! An hour after I take it, I need to empty my fridge. It’s awful.

Wed, Nov 27 9:14am · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I’ve always had a bit of tinnitus ( shotgun blasts without ear protection when I was younger)…..but since withdrawing from Effexor, it seems to have ramped up dramatically. Not to mention headaches. No doubt that anxiety increases blood pressure. Just one more thing to put up with. I’m just over 2weeks into my taper, with many weeks to go. Hanging on.

Mon, Nov 18 11:49am · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I believe 3 weeks. But everyone is different. Most advise 10% / month. But I’m the impatient type.

Mon, Nov 18 11:32am · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I tried going off Effexor in daily steps….60,58,57,54, 52 etc. Turns out it was TOO FAST. Feeling horrible. Did Ok down to 60….will have to go back to 60 for a while…what an awful drug. Now I’ll go down 10% a month, like most advise. Will take longer, oh well.