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hi. I've posted numerous times over the last couple of years. I'm an alcoholic and also bipolar 2.
I was initially diagnosed as clinically depressed about 20 years ago ( I am 48 now) and then 12 months ago diagnosed as Bipolar 2.
The depression was probably a combination of genetics and life experiences ( so bad you wouldn't believe it) and the bipolar a combination of family history and either life or bad luck.
Anyway, putting that aside, I have been on venlafaxine (225mg) for at least 5 years and Quetiapine (200mg) for 12 months.
I stopped taking Quetiapine in January 2016 because it made me fat. I know that sounds very shallow but I put on 1 stone in 2 weeks once I upped my dose to 200mg from 150mg.
I just stopped it and went cold turkey. I had absolutely no side effects whatsoever.
i now want to come off venlafaxine. I've tried before and it's hell.
I can get down to 37.5mg (smallest tabs) but no lower.
Anything lower and I get the brain zaps and constant crying, for no reason.
has anyone been successful? If so, how? Please tell me.
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