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As most of you no me by now (LOL) that I have not had a to great a time weaning myself from this Devils advocate of a drug, but I'm pleased to say I have so far made it.
I have been Venlafaxine free now for Four day's and doing ok... here's my story.
Back early beginning of Winter 2017 I was prescribed Venlafaxine 150mg for "Depression & Anxiety" it was almost immediately that I realized that for me anyway this Drug was not only NOT helping, but also not really doing anything apart from give me anger, and sleep, sleep and more oversleeping.
I had no help for the weaning process apart from the wonderful community of the patients forum support..Thankyou.
For the first One & a half months I took the 150mg a day, and literally for that long before I decided to drop the dosage dramatically to 1/2 of a tablet to which I stuck on & too till around about a February 2018.
In March I cut that tablet in 1/2 again and literally just stick to that till now (April) 2018 and in the process started my Phyciatrist Care to see what they could offer/help my GP with medication wise as I'd tried virtually ALL antidepressants available for well....what I thought was Depression & Anxiety.
Four nights ago I cut all the Venlafaxine out full stop & no withdrawal anymore 😊 it can be done although still early days but I'm doing ok everyone.
In the meantime I've also found out that for the best part of my 20 years gone that it is not even depression I'm suffering with hence that's why particular medication was not working for me...I have PTSD post traumatic stress disorder.
My second appointment with the phyciatrist shouldn't be far of to begin what they feel best medication wise omg with REM
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