Posted by John2222 on December 11, 2003, at 8:49:38
In reply to Re: Effexor withdrawal - Life AFTER Effexor, posted by Roomy on December 11, 2003, at 6:47:47
That's similar to what I did and is what my dr. reccommended as well. Except that I was told after 2 weeks of every other day, then for 1 or 2 weeks take Effexor one day, skip 2 days and then one day. Then nothing.
I "improvised" on that approach by splitting 7 of the 37.5 XP capsules into two empty gel caps so I had fourteen 18.75 mg Effexor XR capsules. That REALLY helped me.
Also (for Susan), yes Effexor really helped me for the combination depression coupled with anxiety about everything as well. It really settled my brain into a steady state and re-balanced me. I never forgot to take it even once in one and half years, although if I even slept in some and took it an hour later than normal (7 am), I could tell.
> Hi again, I posted here in the past. I was trying to stop my effexor on my own and failed miserably. I dont even have to explain. You all know. I went to a new doctor and got some help. He had me going one day on 75mg and the next day on 37.5. I went every other day like this for about 20 days. Then I just did the 37.5 every day for about 20 days. and now...any day now...I am supposed to take it every OTHER day until its gone. Has anyone heard of this method? So far...I have had ZERO withdrawl effects! Before when I tried it on my own I wanted to be admitted to a mental home. Any thoughts?