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Re: Quitting effexor-xr: my experience so far (300

Posted by jeenobeano on January 29, 2004, at 15:29:37

In reply to Re: Quitting effexor-xr: my experience so far (300 kelly7707, posted by jasonr on January 27, 2004, at 10:56:57

Just thought I'd chime in with my experience so far.

With my pdoc's blessing, I've been titrating down at a ridiculously slow pace, opening up the 75mg capsule and dumping out an additional 2 beads (every third day) or one bead (the other two days) every day. I've been doing this for about 1.5 months now and have managed to get myself off about 20% of the little beads. I'm totally fine about 90% of the time; the other 10% of the time I'm not fine and go thru mild-to-moderate versions of the symptoms described on this board. When that happens, I sit tight at the level I'm at and the feelings dissipate in about 2 days.

It's gonna take me a good 6 months to get off this stuff, at least, but I've tried to go from 75 to 37.5 before and it was too horrific to bear. Excruciating, excruciating. My itty-bitty daily reduction method might be too slow for people who need off NOW, but I figure I've got time. And I'm bad with pain. ;-)




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