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Re: Only ONE contribution so far for WITHDRAWAL SLS

Posted by KaraS on February 22, 2005, at 15:40:22 [reposted on February 22, 2005, at 21:00:46 | original URL]

In reply to Re: Only ONE contribution so far for WITHDRAWAL, posted by SLS on February 21, 2005, at 8:50:15

> Sorry. The contribution I was referring to was submitted by Jay:
> We need more suggestions.
> - Scott

I don't know if this will help you at all since my withdrawal was fairly standard. I decreased VERY slowly (opening capsules and then later cutting the 37.5 mg. tablets). I had very little problem with this. When I was nearing the smaller dosages and I felt a bit of a problem, I took one 300 mg. capsule of St. John's Wort. I only did this two or three times. I think it helped though I'm not positive because my problems with the withdrawal were minimal at that point anyway. When I finally got off of the last quarter of a pill (a little under 10 mg.), is when I started having some unbearable problems. After two days of that, I took a small amount of Cymbalta for a few days and that completely took away all of my side effects.

I have a friend who went off of Effexor recently. Within 3-4 days he went from 300 mg. to nothing. At this point he increased his amitriptyline from 100 mg. to 200 mg. (I'll have to find out over what time frame he increased to that dosage as I'm sure he didn't do it in one day.) He claims to have had very few problems with the withdrawal.

Hope that helps.





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