Tapered from anti-depressant

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

eugenia
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 41
   Posted 5/6/2009 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Have just finished a very slow taper from Effexor (Venlafaxine??) 37.5 mg. I started @ the beginning of the year and just finished the taper on Thursday, April 30th.  I've been off the drug for 6 days and feel so sluggish.  Has anyone else felt this?  Feedback would be appreciated. 
 
Thanks!
 
Eugenia

melodee
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 800
   Posted 5/7/2009 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Eugenia,

It sounds like you did the right thing weaning off very slowly. I have no experience tapering off from Effexor, but I do know it takes a while for your body to adjust to the condition of being without medication. I don't know how long you were on that med, if you were on it for a few years, then, your body would need at least a few weeks for the medication to be completely out of the system after the tapering off is completed. Sorry I can't be much help. I hope others can help you with this.

stkitt
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 5/7/2009 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Eugenia,

Congratulations on your weaning off the med. I weaned off of Cymbalta and did it over about 4 months too but did not have fatigue I could blam on the weaning.   I have fatigue anyhow............depends on what day it is.

(((((((((((((((Hugs)))))))))))))))

Kitt


New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Wednesday, July 26, 2017 8:44 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,846,331 posts in 312,323 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 154161 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Peeved1976.
530 Guest(s), 13 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
sailor-man, Lymepilot, lpaiges23, Asnape3228, summer16, Lynnwood, Sweetlife, hunterguy16 (for Husband), ks1905, Supportive Daughter, Celeriac, Gracie0990, WV Mike


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2017 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer