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Re: someone help

Posted by justjustine on February 5, 2004, at 23:22:52

In reply to Re: someone help, posted by fastblackZZR on February 5, 2004, at 11:26:15

best of luck to you! i found the taper from 37 to 0 was too abrupt. i was on 150mg for a bit over a year, and got very, very sick from the withdrawals.

i've been off effexor for one month now, and it wasn't until this past weekend that i saw any real difference in my physical withdrawal symptoms.

the beauty is that now i am so much better every day!

still, i recommend that you stretch out your tapering as you find you need it to be.

my doctor did not/does not know what is best for me - i have to work to figure that out with them. and if i didn't do that work they would have me on all sorts of crap. please don't disregard how crucial your own input is in deciding your medications and dosages! no one can make you take anything.

thanks! and i'm wishing you all the best. the mountain does have another side...

> > Your best bet is to go back to the dose you were taking three days ago. Then go see your doc and get a proper schedule for tapering.
> >
> > From 300mg, i went 2 weeks 225mg, 2 weeks 150mg, 2 weeks 75mg, 1 week 37.5mg. I have been off completely now for 10 days. Today is the first day i am starting to feel reasonably "normal". Still some SE but generally feeling better.
> >
> > I "designed" my own schedule based on my personal reaction to the tapering. But your Dr should know best.
> thank you for your response. i was trying to "do it my way" which is a dead giveaway to my faults.
> what i did wrong was NOT do what my doctor told me in the tapering schedule. i went too quickly because i felt i could do it. i have resumed the dose i took 3 days ago and will taper VERY slowly. i had no idea this medication was such a demon. i am so proud of your 10 day accomplishment. i long to be in your place so my children can see me "normal" again. i feel like a failure as a mom... again, much appreciation for your quick response and for your concern. this board is such a blessing.




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