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Re: Considering meds and need advice

Posted by DharmaBum on August 8, 2007, at 19:56:35

In reply to Considering meds and need advice, posted by jammerlich on August 8, 2007, at 15:18:29

Plannig on a horrid withdrawal is a good way to eliminate options that might help your present condition. Virtually ALL AD's have associated withdrawal symptoms for SOME people if taken long enough.

Perhaps plan instead on a slow, well-managed taper off that may be less uncomfortable than you expect. That's not to say it will be a cakewalk; everyone is different.

I've cut back on Effexor recently from 225 to 125. It was not bad at all, nice and slow, over a few weeks. I do understand dropping the last 125 is probably more uncomfortable. I'm holding at this point, as I can feel the outermost clouds of melancholia rolling in. Yet, I have more energy and motivation, and more "feeling" in general, than I had as a zombie at 225. So, I may need to switch things around..add something... dunno, I see the pdoc this month. Whatever change is made, if it's a new drug, I will cross the withdrawal bridge when I get there. In the meanwhile, I'm more worried about side effects I can live with.

I guess, like so many things, it's risk vs. reward.

Best of luck.




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