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After 6 years on Citalopram, I switched to Efexor XR and been taking that for 2 years. I have tried and tried to come off them both in the past but unsuccessfully. I thought I was relapsing into depression 100 worse than before I started taking them. I have been doing some research on the net and now know I need to taper. I am on 225mg Efexor XR per day, and I want to be free of it. I am going to start tapering as per advised method but I am very nervous. The main symptons I get are: I am teary, get unbearable brain zaps, and it feels like a relapse of depression, as I go a bit crazy and find I cant cope with every day life. Last time I tried to come off them, i was on 150mg effexor XR and reduced to 112.5mg 3 days a week, and 150mg for the remaining 4 days. I felt I was relapsing into a terrible depression and so I increased up to 225mg per day and have been taking this for a year now. Please can someone tell me that tapering will be easier to go through than what I have done in the past?
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