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Re: Prozac to get off Effexor Geezer

Posted by girlie on December 17, 2001, at 8:50:07

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

I just started 10 mg of Prozac to help with Effexor withdrawal. I need to be on the Prozac for 10 days before reducing Effexor again. I will do that on Thursday. I'm hoping it helps. I have weaned down from 300mg of Effexor in June to 25mg now. I've already tried to go from 37.5 to nothing and that lasted 5 horrible days. Doc put me back on 25mg, but I can't get any lower without awful withdrawal. I'm hoping the Prozac helps me, as I've heard that it has helped other people.


> 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




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