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Re: Effexor withdrawal - very bad news

Posted by pandareina on July 12, 2004, at 16:33:07

In reply to Re: Effexor withdrawal - very bad news, posted by lorily on July 11, 2004, at 16:09:44

Thanks! I actually could not take it anymore and took a 75 mg pill - and within the hour i was sooo much better. I am going to decrease it slowly, very slowly - because the pain was too great to handle. I will keep you posted. I will use the capsules and take pellets out until there are none! :)

Thanks for the support!


V. Based on that site I mentioned in a post "look what I found" a few days ago, half life of effexor sr 75 mg takes about 5 days to get out of your system completely. But, the things you are feeling is your brain trying to do what the effexor was doing and not being able to correctly. This I did not make up. The reason we have these feelings on effexor is due to the short half life, it sends our brain into the "do it yourself mode" right away. Zoloft etc can stay in your system for MONTHS, allowing your brain to learn how to do the work on its own, slowly. That's why they reccomend taking one of the other ADs while coming off the effexor. My suggestion is to just take a little bit to curb those feelings. I know you must want to get off it ASAP, I know I did, but I cut from 75 to 37.5 for i guess 5 weeks had bad feelings the first day, so I stayed there and you may have read my other posts and I'm doing great. I feel that taking a small dose to help your brain adjust is absolutely not a bad thing, we have to remember that we have problems we need help with and you don't want to send yourself into a relapse of the depression. Take it easy and don't push yourself to do something you may not be ready for. Feeling worse as the days go on seems like your brain needs a little help for a little bit
> Good luck




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