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Hi I have been attempting to withdraw off 37.5mg venlafaxine. My original dose was 1 x morning and 1 x evening. I reduced to 1 am and 1/2 pm, then stopped the pm one and then cut the am one in 2. So having taken 1/2 one for maybe 3 weeks I stopped taking altogether on Thursday (its now Monday). Last night my symptoms were so bad I took a 1/2 just to try and get some sleep. I felt like a failure and that in itself made me feel bad! I have a Dr's appointment tomorrow and I have written down my symptoms (as I cant remember a thing and the headaches are worse!) However when coming to work this morning I felt 'nothing' I realise that this is what the pills do, they void you of emotion. The last 3 days I have been crying at the drop of a hat, obviously that's not good either but I assume that will stop when withdrawal stops? I have no idea! I have watched countless YouTube vids about what to take in its place, I know there is no drug as such but does anyone have any ideas? I want to stop taking these but I cant bare the feeling I have had over the last few days alone! I have been on Ven for about 10 years, I don't want to slump into taking these because its too difficult to come off them. By the way I have had real bad dizziness but I don't think I've had any of the much commented on 'brain zaps' do they come later?
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