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Re: Prozac to get off Effexor Geezer

Posted by Andy123 on December 16, 2001, at 13:36:02

In reply to Prozac to get off Effexor, posted by Geezer on December 15, 2001, at 12:33:45

> I will be seeing a new pdoc on 1/15/02. I expect to get a strong *sales pitch* to try Effexor in conjunction with my 1000mg of Depakote for treatment of my Bipolar II depression. Does anyone know if Prozac would be helpful in releiving the withdrawal symptoms when I have to discontinue Effexor ? I WILL have to discontinue Effexor-none of them work for long in my case.
> Thanks much and Happy Holidays to ALL

Hiya Geezer,
If you aren't going to stay on effexor long, I wouldn't recommend starting it. Even with Prozac, the withdrawal seemed pretty obnoxious, in my experience. However, you might find that your response to effexor will be longer than with previous AD's. It worked really well for me at 300 mg when other things like Prozac, Zoloft, Wellbutrin, tricyclics and MAOI's hadn't helped. I stopped Effexor because of GI distress it caused and because it does flatten your affect a little bit.




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