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I am new to this forum and just looking for some advice for those that have been there, done it and got the T-shirt so to speak.
Bit of history....I started taking Venlafaxine about 6 years ago after I had some Anxiety and Stress related issues. It has been a god send. However I do not think I need it anymore. I am well aware of the hideous withdrawal effects as have missed a dose a few times over the past 6 years.
I reduced my does down from 150mg a day to 75mg a day about a year ago. When doing this I was jittery for about a week or 10 days but not too bad. 75mg a day now seem totally normal and I have no issues what so ever. My aim to is be medication free eventually but want to do this in a controlled manner so as to not affect either myself or family, work etc.
I have seen my GP and they have provided me with 37.5mg a day does. I suppose my 1st question is: Will the drop from 75 to 37.5mg a day be worse that it was from 150 - 75? I am going to start this over the Xmas period when I am off with family etc so support is about.
This leads me to my second question: What period would be advisabe to then try to come off it completely...6 months???
And, finally. Has anyone has any issues with Stomach Ulcers whilst taking Venlafaxine. I have had issues for the last 6 weeks and am taking omeprazole 40mg a day until I have an investigation to confirm but they believe this is because of a Stomach Ulcer?
thanks in advance for any comments / advice etc.
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