Reducing, 25mg down to 22.5mg.

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hi, just wanted to check if anyone else had the following symptoms when reducing:

thumping head ache

zaps of dizziness

feeling jelly legged

i feel my dose was 2 high, i felt numb & constant brain fog. This seems to have improved i'm just stuck with the above side effects. i'm almost at the 3 week mark on my reduced dose.

any advice greatly welcomed x

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    yes its normal to get side effects 😃 x

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    I reduced from 20mg to 10mg in 5mg increments x no problems at all x i stayed on each dosage for 4-5 weeks before reducing further

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    thanks for the replies.

    im very sensitive to these meds so have to do a really slow taper! will probably stay on this dosage for about 2 months.

    ive tried & failed a few times but determined to get my life back & function properly on a lower dose x

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    hi

    i'm the opposite - 2.5mg increase & getting side effects so just shows, even with a small increase we still suffer.

    in the past when i have decreased i had all the symptoms you mention and i was very snappy too. my brain felt like it moved after my head moved!

    did you find it hard getting up to 25mg? i'm only on 7.5mg so got a long way to go.

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    i started off on 20mg & that worked fine for me, so good i attempted (with doctors advice) to come off them. My first ever taper was done far to quickly, i went from 20mg, to 10mg to nothing in a month after been on the medication for 8 years.

    This led to me going back on to 20mg & having to increase further. Now i just dont feel myself on 25mg, i feel like i'm in my own little bubble, away with the fairies so to speak.

    Really hoping the reduction in dose helps me to feel like me again.

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