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Oct 19, 2019 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

@ brightwings I was initially on 150 mg and stepped down to 75mg for two weeks without a big deal, then am at 37,5 for another two weeks, then off and it went straight to Hell, then back on 37,5 for about 4 months now and stopped by my new Psychiatrist recommendation to “just stop” since the 10th of October this month. Thank you for the additional suggestions too. =)

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

Thank you @brightwings and @jakedduck1 I feel like a total mess today as well. The version of the medication I have is a capsule with the granules inside so I can’t quarter them sadly. I’m in Sweden and for some reason in our drugs database, we seem to only have the capsule form in stock. I do have my own vegetable caps, but no way to measure out the contents of each capsule. Our drug database also doesn’t state if the capsules can be divided. I’m 46, the doctors aren’t clear if I’m in any phase of Menopause.

Oct 17, 2019 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Hey @richyrich were you able to finally get off Venlafaxine? I was on this med at the 150 mg dose for about two years and have stepped down to 37,5 mg for about 6 months because I was afraid to stop take no it because I was constantly getting that brain zap, fluttering, and walking into walls from the dizzy feelings. I also experienced a great deal of nightmares and night terrors. Last week I was told I should be able to stop and he 37,5 mg dose, but I feel quite awful from it. Two days after I stopped, I almost fell getting into the shower and held on to the wall to keep from falling down. Now I still have that brain fluttering feeling, dizziness (especially with faster neck movements or eye movement), insomnia, nightmares, and night terrors as well. I feel as I’m trapped in a brain fog or haze. I never had an issue quitting Zoloft, which I was on for over 10 years but stopped when they finally figured out that the debilitating daily nausea I felt was because of Zoloft. Because of the experience with trying to get off Venlafaxine, I never want another daily depression medication EVER! I’m also angry that my psych doctor was so quick to get me on this medication and I was never warned once about how bad it could be trying to stop it. I was going to research if using herbal medicine, teas, or tinctures would help in the detoxification process, but will consult a specialist in herbal medicine first.