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Re: Going off, have some questions........ Please

Posted by bobo on January 20, 2003, at 8:24:17

In reply to Re: Going off, have some questions........ Please lam, posted by kelmel on January 19, 2003, at 20:09:01

> I was taking effexor for 6 months started with 37 !/2 and went up to 75 mg i decreased back down to 371/2 about a month ago . i was taking it for anxiety. things in my life semed to improve so i decided to decrease. i had great success on the med. my anxiety deminished. I want to conceive in the next few months so my dr recommended that i go off . i started taking it every other day this week and at the end of the second day i would have withdrawal symptoms of dizziness and lightheaded along with irritability. Today is 1/19/03 at 9 pm and i have not taken it since 1/17 at 8 am and i feel extremely dizzy. i think this is a side effect and i feel aweful. hoping i can go off this perminately this week but the dizziness is bad.

this is a side effect--I tried going off because I lost my insurance and within 3 days of stopping I was very dizzy--had VERY vivid dreams and could not concentrate on anything--so I called my LCSW and was given some samples to get me thru until I can get more--the side effects stopped withen 48 hours of returning to it--my advise--NEVER TRY COLD TURKEY--always taper dowm--talk to your doc about samples if you still wish to go off it--you might have to taper down for a long period of time and read back on posts here--some people have had luck with using over the counter cold meds to lighten the side effects---be well===bobo


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