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Hi I am new to this site. Am currently on 37.5mg of Extended release Venlafaxine. I have come down from 225mg, then 150mg then 112.5mg then 75mg and now the 37.5mg. This has taken me about 2 years. Because of the large drops, I have had to take months and months inbetween to try to stabilise. The last drop to 37.5mg was taken in October last year and I haven't felt stabilised enough to try to drop again. I am still feeling terrible. My GP wants me to change to 37.5mg normal release, not the extended ones and cut them in half and take half in the morning and half at lunchtime. Has anyone had any help by doing this. I am afraid I suppose on changing from the XL ones to the normal ones.
Also I am waking up each morning with pins and needles in both hands, as if you had been sitting on them. I can't understand what this has to do with the withdrawal, any ideas. I know it is part of the withdrawal.
Any thoughts would be welcome.
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