Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: effexor withdrawal--HOW SHOULD I REINTRODUCE?

Posted by BG on May 7, 1999, at 11:15:38

In reply to Re: effexor withdrawal--HOW SHOULD I REINTRODUCE?, posted by Mary Beth on May 7, 1999, at 8:25:32

Need to probably go back to at least 75mg then back up
to the maintenance dose you was on. You also need to call
the doc and let him know what a time you had. Very few
do understand the problems of quick withdraw or washout
as they call it.
And if on Effexor tabs not the XR cut it by half a pill
18.75mg a wk or twice a wk. and also you may want to take
prozac. I know this sounds weird but prozac does seem to
help alleviate the quick withdrawl and it does help.
Or just good old fashioned over the counter Benadryl. Just
take enough to keep the side effects from being bad.
Effexor seems to be a good medicine but it is one that
must be tapered off of very slowly. Hope this helps..

I am going through same sort of discontinuation symptoms as pat mentioned, with only a dosage reduction of 1/2 for a week (150 mg, then 75 mg for a week, then nothing). The dizziness, nausea, headache, sweats, flu feeling, has been going on over a week now and has gotten worse every day. I am finally getting in to see my GP dr. today...(maybe, if he can work me in)--
> I am going back on the Effexor, unless Dr. has another magic cure for me. But I doubt that! How fast can I return to Effexor? Go back immediately to 150 mg, what I was taking before? Or taper up? This doctor (GP) is the one who said there shouldn't be any discontinuation symptoms. He is nice but clueless...but he's all I've got right now.
> When I am stable later on I will return to the psychiatrist who prescribed this for me and see if we can't get me off it right....or stay on it forever, I don't care.
> Any suggestions welcome, esp. in the next few hours before I go to the doctor's.
> thanks much, Mary Beth




Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:BG thread:3267