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My gp prescribed Venlafaxine for me 3 years ago when I was on the point of losing my job, stopped eating, couldn't look after my son because of the depth of my depression. It's weird but it is when you don't actually know you are depressed that you are the most severely depressed.
I am now a functioning depressive as venlafaxine got me back into the real and functioning world.
I have decided that it would now make sense for me to come off venlafaxine as the side effects appear to outweigh the need i have for it.
I never intend to go back to the hell my mind was in and be in a position where this would effect the care of my 11 yr old son. Staying in control, or probably better put, managing any symptoms of withdrawal, is therefore of prime importance to me.
My GP has advised cutting to a 75mg dose from 150mg over 6 weeks. Going back and then tapering off the 75mg fully after that. Any advise on symptoms and management would be welcome.
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