Gee , thanks so much Putter &
Nanse. Yep, this morning (WED) woke up & my head feels clear! And also, I feel much LESS agitated! Again---thanks to all you here in HW...& your advice & moral support---i made it thru (With the help of 2 other friends--Valium & Benedryl). So, it IS possible to get of of Effexor WITHOUT going thru hell. Of course--my dose was soo low!
Also, I found out some info from a colleg friend of mine who is a pharmocologist. Seems the "half life" of the Effexor XR...is between 10- 12 hrs----so---lets say you have been taking 100mg for months----& THAT is blood level----After 12 hrs---down to 50 mg in blood.....12 hrs later 25mg............12 hrs later 12.5.....etc. So, he figured w my low dose---37.5 mg----it would take about 3-4 days....he was "right on"!!
IF i can be of help to anyone else weaning off Effexor---please-either post or e-mail me---- & Thanks Nanse about the good news about Neurontin--it's so well tolerated (Fancy term for very few side effects)---WHAT is your dose of Neurontin??? Thanks again..Putter & Nancy....Robert