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As many will know i'm now 8 months from trying to get off this horrible drug. I was on 225 and have hit a brick wall. No matter which way i go i can't handle the final withdrawal. I am now halving a 37.5 and taking that every other day. On the ven day i have a terrible headache and on the non day i am incredibly spaced out although the brain zaps are reducing, what next? I don't know.
Incidently last week i was invited to my Doctors surgery to talk to 6 young Doctors in there 5th year of training about depression and the medication. What a chance, i told them of the horrors of venlofaxine despite its benefits and if they ever prescribe it to make sure they know how to get patients off it. They were all horrified when i told them of the problems.
Whilst there i was able to see my records and the letter from the Doctor who first prescribed it, he concluded " leave him on this dose (225) indefinetlely). I wish i could take it further!.
Anyway i had a very interesting 2 hours with them and i hope i made them aware of what these drugs do. 3 of them took my number and email.
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