Down to 37.5 mg’s

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Good day all. Went to see my Dr totay and she lowered my dose to 37.5 mg’s from 75. I told her I had been taking out 15 granuales out of a pill daily and was feelng pretty good. Then 2 days ago we had something happen in our home that was beyond my control and it stressed me out and I felt a little crappy for the last 2 days. Ishe advised me that this has caused stress and therefre this is why I was feeling a little crappy. She told me to keep exercising as I xercise a ton everyday and she did say exercise can work as well as most anti depressants. So I’m hoping I dont feel the pits for too long with my reduction!!!!!!  Go see her again in 6 weeks. Have a great day everyone and keep the chin up!!!!!

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    Wow. Holly moly.  I should proof read before posting. Lol. 
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    Hi John

    I felt the same for the last 2 days. Nothing really stressing happened...just life lol

    I automatically blamed it on my decrease in meds, I think this med numbs us so much that coming off it..any little thing is exaggerated.

    I just decided to accept it as a detox symptom and carry on!smile

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      Hi the She.  Hope ur right about the decrease part. Love ur attitude too. I would love to be off these meds by the summer but time will tell. Not gonna hurry cause I want to stay off them!!!!  Enjoy your day
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    I know...its so hard to know what emotional feelings ( irritation and anxiety) are caused from withdrawal and what are actually "emotions of a normal person" I have been on Effexor so long it's like meeting my self for the first time!

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      I hear you on that one She!!!  Its been awhile since I have felt really good but I’m optimistic I will soon.   Just have to think positive and keep ur best foot forward!!!!!
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    Hi John059 congratulations on making the reduction eventually, well done. It is good to hear that you are feeling a little better, I would like to say that the lowest dose is the hardest to wean of off trust me as I've been trying for 6 months now, hopefully not long to go till this never ending road meets the end 👍 take your time now, and stay in this dosage for quiet a while ok. 

    There's plenty of wonderful relaxing Zen & medication on YouTube, grab some headphones & take some time for 'you' to relax 

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    Hi John059 congratulations on making the reduction eventually, well done. It is good to hear that you are feeling a little better, I would like to say that the lowest dose is the hardest to wean of off trust me as I've been trying for 6 months now, hopefully not long to go till this never ending road meets the end 👍 take your time now, and stay in this dosage for quiet a while ok. 

    There's plenty of wonderful relaxing Zen & medication on YouTube, grab some headphones & take some time for 'you' to relax 

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      Hi Christina. Thanks for that. I started doing the meditation thing along with Accupuncture. In fact I do them together when I go for accu. I plan on doing this last bit very slowly.  I’ve been reading the slower the better. Doctor laughed when I told her I was taking 15 granules out of a pill. In fact though thats the way I will be reducing off my last 37.5 mg’s. I will be taking 5 or 10 granules out every week until I’m done. I know there are 100 granules in each pill!!!!  But I wont get ahead of myself. I dont plan on starting this last bit for at least 6-8 weeks. You have urself a great evening and keep putting youre best foot forward!!!!!!!
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      Hello and good wishes to everyone,

      This is my first post. It seems like a nice safe place to share. Have read what you folks have had to say with great interest as my Psych guy just started me on it a month ago. I didn’t like the way it was making me feel so I stopped talking it. Have had the worst side effects of my life. Severe headache, dizziness, blurred vision and double vision a few times. I feel so dumb having done that. Won’t make that mistake again. Thanks for listening. 

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      Jenny. Why were you taking Ven in the first place?  These meds are not for everyone. Sometimes you have to try a few diff meds before you find the right one for you. I am reducing off Ven cause I feel its time that I get off AD’s altogether. Good luck t you. 
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