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NEED HELP FIGURING OUT HOW TO LOWER MY EFFEXOR XR WITHOUT SIDE EFFECTS.I THINK I AM IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL.WHATS THE BEST WAY TO TAPPER OFF M EDICATION

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    Talk to your doctor. You shouldn't attempt this without medical guidance.
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    I tapered off over 10 months from 150mg daily.  My doctor helped me through the first part, and then I worked out myself how to take smaller and smaller doses.  I was on the capsules up to 37.5mg, but they go no lower.  Took me 3 months to go from 150mg to 75mg and then another few months to go down to 37.5mg.  Then I asked doctor to prescribe generic as they come in pill form and can be cut.  I bought a pill cutter on line and cut them to 3/4, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8th over months.  At the end of the 10 months I was taking crumbs on a finger tip.  I got no withdrawals at all doing it this way.  So REALLY REALLY SLOWLY is the answer to your question. 

    See your doctor and tell them you want to withdraw and I hope they are helpful like mine.  don't be persuaded to do it fast because you will get withdrawals.  I have done it cold turkey once before and it is no fun.  You sound as if you are willing to do it slowly.  I was on it for 9 years, and the longer you are on it I think the longer you should take to withdraw.

    That is how I personally withdrew, but other people may have done it differently.  It is 20 months since I stopped and I am doing well, and I was on anti depressants for 30 years.

    Good luck, and let us know how you get on.

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      did you also have to count beads.i heard to take 25 out every 8 weeks.is that to fast.how did you do it?i have read so much on this topic.dr. wonts me to go faster than i wont to go.i also have quit cold turkey for nine months.just started them back.i wont off this crap.thanks for your information and congradulations on your withdrawal.
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    just brak the tablets into 4 pieces and reduce by a quarter each day
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