Coming off Venlafaxine Help !!

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Hi guys been trying to come off few a couple of weeks now , and I've cut my tablets down from 2 at night and two midday =300mg to 1 1/2 at night and two midday ! But am feeling so tired can't be bothered to do anything everything seems a struggle ! Can anyone tell me how long this might last !

Thanks guys Peter

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    Hi Pete

    Taking them at night will keep you awake, making you feel any worse. Look at my previous posts this is not a nice drug to be on.



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    Hi. Were you advised by doctor to start reducing, as in you have been symptom free for at least 6 months etc or the drug is perceived as not working? Or are you cutting on your own? Or is there a medical reason why you are dropping it?

    Coming off it for any reason other than medical reasons should take a long time (unless it is being replaced by something else due to not working anymore). Normal taper should be in the neighbourhood of at least a year. (Mine took 2 without any notable withdrawal issues!) If you are reacting so notably to the first quarter drop then something is off. Have you taken it with something else or on its own? Has anything else changed meanwhile?

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      Hi yes I've decided to do it myself ! I did speak to the doctor about it and she advised me to come off slowly .

      As I said before I've just cut from 2 tablets to one and a half at night but still take my 2 at midday .

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