This post is directed mainly to Effexor users, as this is going to be my medication. I have social anxiety disorder, and I feel I need this to function. I have only worked a few times within the last 5 months and quit a few days after due to this disorder. I have read Effexor helps with my condition, and I have also read of the MANY negative withdrawal symptoms many people experience.
But, I found a technique to ween off of anti-depressants which minimizes withdrawal symptoms to the point where it is not so bad. This technique sais to reduce the dosage by 5% every week until you are down to your last 10 mg. After that reduce the dose by 1 mg every day, drinking with orange juice.
The link to this technique can be found here - http://antidepressantsfacts.com/taper.htm
I am wondering if any of you have tried this. Specifically effexor users.