Reducing Effoxor xr doseHello! I have been on Effexor for close to 8 years now. I take 225 mg once a day, along with Wellbutrin for anxiety and depression. I have recently had a lot of changes in my life and have no where near the stress I had when I started the medication. I went to the doctor just today and asked to have my Effexor dosage lowered. He prescribed me 150mg once a day. I am scared to death. I know all about the withdrawal symptoms. I have the snaps in my brain, hot flashes, very vivid dreams, among other things, if I am late taking a pill. I think maybe going from 225 to 150 is going to be horrible. I am open to any and all suggestions for reducing my meds and dealing with the side effects. After all this time I am ready to get off the meds but I am afraid the withdrawal will make it impossible. I have a good support system at home so I know when they really kick in I have help but I want to avoid as much as possible. Please help!! Thanks!
conniejeanw on 2011-05-09
Meanwhile you may start Homoeopathic medicine PASSIFLORA Q( mother tincture ) 15 drops in half a cup of water thrice a day to take care of any withdrawal symptoms.Certain amount of auto suggestion about not having any withdrawal effect will also help you.Since you are determined to get rid of medicine you will certainly succeed.
daktersaab 9 years ago
If there are specific withdrawal side effects, that are different from your chronic state (symptoms), then they can be dealt with as they occur. I would not suggest trying to reduce your medication until your orinigal problem has been reduced or eliminated.
♡ brisbanehomoeopath 9 years ago
conniejeanw 9 years ago
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