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Re: Prozac to get off Effexor

Posted by Geezer on December 17, 2001, at 9:41:12

In reply to Re: Prozac to get off Effexor Geezer, posted by girlie on December 17, 2001, at 8:50:07

> 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.
> girlie
Hi girlie,
Glad to hear from you. I think you may be on the right track. I have never taken Effexor (never will) but it is *possible* you may have the worst behind you. If you have already gone thru the Norep. and Dopa. withdrawal created by Effexor the Prozac (due to long half life) may ease you thru the serito. withdrawal component. I have come off Zoloft and Celexa with NO withdrawal by using Prozac in the same way you have planned.
Now, having said that, all I have to offer you is my own experience, strenght, and hope. I don't know anything about neurochemistry so it would be wise to write Cam W., Elizabeth, and other knowledgeable people on this site for more professional insight. I have been treated for 30 years for the wrong DX and treated with the wrong meds., therefore, my opinions are completely subjective. Hang in there and let me know how you are doing.




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