Posted by delna on February 6, 2004, at 10:18:53
In reply to Anyone NOT had trouble getting off this med?, posted by KimRN73 on February 4, 2004, at 12:04:47
Coming off effexor is a problem and it was very hard. But I did it eventually with as the least amount of suffering as possible.I came off 300mg after 3 years.
I too did what you are planning to and yes it worked. But the very last piece- I had to wean myself off that slowly. I mean I couldnt just get rid of it, i had to take little bites daily, and slowly made them smaller till it was negligeble. then every second day for a while. so there was no sudden shock of totally No effexor.
That is the only thing that worked for me. I had been trying to come off it for months.
So my only point is that (for me) it was that last piece that made all the difference. Thats when you need to go so slow, slower than ever. i took a month to get off that.