Withdrawal

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My partner has been on Effexor for a long time (15 -18 years) and I think it's time for her to finaly withdraw from this drug. I was just reading 'oz82' and would like to see if this method would work for my partner. She took Effexor at first at a of rate of 600 per/day, but was put on the dose of 300 per/day and has been on that until about 4 months ago when she reduced to 150 per/day on a recommodation by her doctor. Has anyone been on Effexor for a long time, or known of a situation like this?

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    Hello

    I would highly recommend reading what i wrote on coming off effexor.

    To me it's the only way to do it with little side effects.

    I'm not to familiar with this site so i don't even know how to go back and see where i wrote it.

    Julie

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      Hey Julie.  I see you withdrew from Effexor like me.  I did not get any side effects as I did it slowly.  I presume you did too.  Well done to us both as not easy. 
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    I withdrew from 150mg Effexor, and so I did not get any withdrawals I took my time.  Took me 10 months, and I was fine.  Have bow been drug free for 18 months.  Must withdraw very slowly.  The higher the dose, and the longer a person has been on it, the longer they should take to withdraw. 

    I hope your partner is doing well.  I was on Effexor for 9 years, and over a 30 year period have been on quite a few anti depressants.  I am doing  pretty good.  I have nbot read oz82.  What was the advice?

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    IV been on 150mg for 8 years. Tried to reduce once to 75mg however my depression returned. I think everyone is different. I commenced on 375mg originally 12 years ago, so taken Effexor along time. Hope this helps
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      I did stop Effexor once cold turkey and my depression returned after six months.  This time I  took 10 months to withdraw and it has not returned.  Just a few ups and downs.  I know sometimes depression will return.  Happened to me time and time again over 30 years.  If we reduce really slowly I think that really helps. 
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