Taking Benadryl to reduce withdrawal of venflofexine

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Please help I've been on antidepressants for 30 years and have recently decided to come of these awful drugs after reading the book anatomy of an epidemic I was on 300mg but am down to 37.5 mg it's been very hard and I have done it over 2 months but the brain zaps and pins and needles I still get first thing in morning are awful I also find I'm very breathless in general the headaches have eased I have been reading that Benadryl can help by takin 20 mg three times per day but the packet states not to take more than 10 mg per day has anyone tried this I'd really appreciate any advice

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    I've never heard of this but Benadryl does so much that it is hard to tell if this is possible.  Hopefully if you do it, it will work out for you.


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    Hi Toni 

    You can get 10 mg tabs but they are called cetrazine hydrochloride and they have the same ingredients as Benadryl. I take 2 per day and it does help me a lot. You can buy them in any chemist. Give it a try and I hope it is of help to you

    Good luck 

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    Hi toni,firstly well done for coming off the meds, its my 11th day of going cold turkey(tut tut for me)all the symptoms your suffering will slowly diminish, mine are lots better, everyone on here have given you and me good advice about things to take to eliviate side effects and am truelly thankful for,as for me im riding the storm without more medication in my system and seems to be working, all I will say is take all advice on board, but always check with your gp first because whats good for one person, wont always be right for you...stick with it, you will get through this, I am...take care

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