I did the same as you but I went from 37.5 mgs and had those cut in 1/2 and took the half pills for two weeks and then took the 1/2 pills every other day for two weeks more. I have been off for about a week and I still had the headaches and some nausea. I have had some anxiety also and I am going in to see my primary doc to see what can be done. View Thread
Regarding withdrawal from effexsor[br> I am so happy to read other comments. Â I have been on anti-depressants for about 25 years and effexsor probably the last 20 years. Â I started with 225 mg. and went down gradually to 75 mgs which I have been on for about 2 years. Â [br> I wanted to go off because I am in a better place so with my psychiatrist this is how I did it. Â I took 37.5 mg. for about a month, then cut those in 1/2 and took 1/2 for about two weeks and then took the 1/2 pills every other day for two weeks.[br> I have been completely off for about 1 week or more and I still have some nausea, some anxiety and fear at times and I am going in to see my primary doc today to talk about it. Â That is one powerful drug and I don't want it to control me but I hope and pray I can get feeling better soon.View Thread
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