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I've been talking100 gm of venlafaxine for bout a year now and i had to stop talking it my choice iam having really bad withdraws. What can i do to help it?

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    You haven't just stopped it suddenly have you?

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    You cant just stop taking it!! I weaned myself off it, I started doing it in April this year and the withdrawals were still horrendous! I’m now completely off ven but towards the end of the weaning process the doctor put me on  sertraline 50mg which contain non of the nasty stuff ven does and are non addictive, some days I still feel really low but I keep telling myself that just life,

    It’s awful coming off ven but please don’t just stop, reduce your dose, do it in stages, you will know when it’s right to reduce again.. your body will tell you, good luck

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    My Dr weaned me off of it. 225mg to nothing in 6 days! Due to health. The withdrawls are awful. I do t have any suggestions at the mo but I'm feeling your pain. X

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    Definitely do not stop this medication abruptly. The withdrawal symptoms can be terrible and long lasting. Work with your doctor to wean you off this medication gradually. Even when you wean off the medication withdrawal symptoms can continue for weeks as they have for my husband so i like the previous post that said a doctor prescribed something to ease these symptoms. Also, my husband drank alcohol to try to deal with the withdrawal with was a violent combination. He became raged and violent and completely impossible to reason with. He also forgot everything that happened and felt bad leading to feelings of guilt and depression. Now, after 3 weeks of completely being off the medication and no longer drinking, he is finally feeling more normal and productive even finally working out. He believes that this is a terrible medication that should be taken off the market because of how debilitating it was while he was taking it and also how difficult it is to stop. Be encouraged though, It can be done! It just needs to be done carefully. Best wishes!
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      I think it should be taken off the market as well, I had a couple of bad experiences with alcohol as well so I stopped drinking altogether, I’m still on the sertraline 1 tablet a night and feel great, so glad your hubby is off them and is starting to feel normal again x
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