Hey onlynow, I am wondering why if you state that effexor helps you so much that you are posting this link about how to go off of it? You dont state that your weening off of effexor so what is up with this??
Also, there is not a way to decrease the dosage of effexor by 5% unless you break the cap apart which your not supposed to do...there is a specific warning on the bottle stating not to. The link you posted here has no basis facts to back up what the put on their site nor is it posted by a doctor. I strongly suggest to anyone who is going to go off of Effexor XR or even thinking of going off of to follow their doctor's recommendations or consult their doctor before hand as this is always the best way to go about weening off of any of your medications. Period.
And yes, I am cross posting this in the anxiety forum.
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I am on Effexor and have been up to 300mg. My understanding is you should never break capsules apart.
I have just started weaning off them in the last couple of weeks. I am reducing at 37.5mg per time - the lowest dose. I am doing it very, very gradually, and if it takes me 12 months to get off them, I don't care - my mental health is much more important to me than being off meds in a hurry, if that's the way it needs to be.
I am concerned you are putting faith into a medication that you haven't even tried yet. I tried 4 anti-depressants before I got put on Effexor, and yes I knew there was issues with side effects and withdrawals, but I wanted the problem fixed before I worried about somewhere down the track.
Please, follow your doctor's advice, not what you read or hear - we all here have our own experiences and issues, and while that can give you information and raise questions, the person you need to discuss those with for definitive answers is your doc.