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Re: Effexor and

Posted by KimRN73 on January 25, 2004, at 11:40:34

In reply to Re: Effexor and, posted by ZAPPA on January 25, 2004, at 11:35:06

> > Hi all
> >
> > Well i went to my doctor the other day to talk about getting off of Effexor. I currently take 75mg twice a day. She told me to stop taking it and she is starting me on Zoloft 50mg daily. I asked about weaning off , she said i shouldnt have to due to Zoloft being a similar medication so therefore I should not have any withdrawel problems but if i did, i could take 37.5mg of Effexor for a week or two in addition to the Zoloft. Has anyone tried taking Zoloft when getting off Effexor?!?!? Im nervous to try this, but I have to...sick of the dizziness, and "out of it" feelings. Write back !
> > Kim
> >Hi Kim,
> I tried quitting Effexor "cold turkey". Bad idea. My pdoc put me on Lexapro, 10mg per day(he says it is similar to Zoloft but Lexapro is covered under my insurance). So far it is working like a charm! I feel great for the first time in a very long time. At this point the only side effect is dry mouth, so I keep a water bottle with me all the time. I hope this is helpful.
> Good luck....ZAPPA

ZAPPA..... So you totally stopped the Effexor, and then replaced it with Lexapro and it was ok???
If that is so, that makes me a LOT less nervous about doing this !!! Let me know? Kim




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