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Re: Prozac to get off Effexor

Posted by Geezer on December 20, 2001, at 13:33:18

In reply to Re: Prozac to get off Effexor Geezer, posted by Cindylou on December 20, 2001, at 12:26:54

> Hi Geezer,
> It sounds like you may have decided not to try the Effexor from the last post you wrote to girlie, unless I read it wrong.
>
> But, in answer to your first question, my pdoc and some literature I read said that Prozac can help with Effexor withdrawal. I didn't try it, since I get bad side effects from SSRIs, and didn't need any more side effects to contend with.
>
> I did fine tapering off the Effexor until I got down to 37.5 -- then it was hell. One thing my pdoc did for me, which I haven't heard anyone else mention here, is prescribe Effexor 25 mg. tablets -- the non-sustained release ones. This helped a great deal since I was able to decrease much more gradually.
>
> Good luck with whatever you decide!
> cindy

Thanks Cindy
I read your posts often on babble and always appreciate your insight and willingness to help others. I am not so against Effexor now that I understand Prozac can ease the pain of withdrawal. Cam W. sent a kind response much the same as yours, so between the two of you this option is now at least an "option". Thank you and Happy Holidays.
Geezer
>
>
> > 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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