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Hi all, I'm in UK and starting to taper off venlafaxine. Can you post your success stories for tapering that are positive. I can't cope with the horror stories but know they exist. Just want some positivity. Thanks. Marina ????

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Marina I just want to personally apologise for the fact I forgot (and others appear to have forgotten) to  welcome you to sa back in 2016.

The mods are all volunteers and it can get rather busy at times. But the fact you slipped through is the exception and not the norm around here. In fact its rather unbelievable....especially with members from Waipu checking in every 2minutes.

How is it going these days. You must have felt very disappointed to not have had a reply. Can you give us another chance?

Are you still taking the venlafaxine. Have you started a taper.

How would you feel about doing a drug signature.

Do you have any questions at this time.

There is a success story thread that may be of interest to you.




Thought for the day: Lets stand up, and let’s speak out , together. G Olsen

We have until the 14th. Feb 2018. 

URGENT REQUEST Please consider submitting  for the petition on Prescribed Drug Dependence and Withdrawal currently awaiting its third consideration at the Scottish Parliament. You don't even have to be from Scotland. By clicking on the link below you can read some of the previous submissions but be warned many of them are quite harrowing.


Please tell them about your problems taking and withdrawing from antidepressants and/or benzos.

Send by email to petitions@parliament.scot and quote PE01651 in the subject heading. Keep to a maximum of 3 sides of A4 and you can't name for legal reasons any doctor you have consulted. Tell them if you wish to remain anonymous. We need the numbers to help convince the committee members we are not isolated cases. You have until mid February. Thank you

Recovering paxil addict

None of the published articles shed light on what ssri's ... actually do or what their hazards might be. Healy 2013. 

This is so true, with anything you get on these drugs, dependance, tapering, withdrawal symptoms, side effects, just silent. And if there is something mentioned then their is a serious disconnect between what is said and reality! 

  "Every time I read of a multi-person shooting, I always presume that person had just started a SSRI or had just stopped."  Dr Mosher. Me too! 

Over two decades later, the number of antidepressant prescriptions a year is slightly more than the number of people in the Western world. Most (nine out of 10) prescriptions are for patients who faced difficulties on stopping, equating to about a tenth of the population. These patients are often advised to continue treatment because their difficulties indicate they need ongoing treatment, just as a person with diabetes needs insulin. Healy 2015

I believe the ssri era will soon stand as one of the most shameful in the history of medicine. Healy 2015

Let people help people ... in a natural, kind, non-addictive (and non-big pharma) way. J Broadley 2017



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