I searched this site for how to quit using effexor 75. I got so many useful tips. Instead of dividing into empty capsules, as someone offered, I did what my husband had to do while on cancer treatment and could barely swallow....before he couldn't swallow at all...... empty the capsule contents into a tiny bowl.Divide. I started with 1/2 into a spoon of applesauce and swallowed. I did this for 1 week. Then, 1/4 for 1 week. Then, 1/8 for 1 week. I am now effexor free, with no effects of missing this at all. My doctor even upped my dosage before my mother died in Sept 2011, and that helped, but the zombie effect was there. I went right back to the 75 mg. Depression runs in the family, and premature deaths of loved ones (only brother at age 15, he was 17 ;many more examples.....) don't help your mental state. After no treatment, I sought it on my own at age 20. The doctor started me on first, paxil, then wellbutrin and finally effexor. I was becoming emotionless and looked mad (with mouth and lips just there.......) and a bit like a zombie. I am happy to report that 2013 is effexor free.View Thread
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