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CakeLover: Coming off Venlafaxine


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Hello!

I have been on varying doses of venlafaxine since 2001 and after trying to reduce sseveral times have managed to get stuck at 112.5mg, which I've been on for several years. I'm hoping that with the help fo the information on here I can eventually come off it completely.

 

Thanks for reading!

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2001 started on Venlafaxine

20xx dose of 225mg

201x  reduced eventually to 112.5mg

2024 April 102mg

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Hello, and welcome to Surviving Antidepressants. We are a peer support forum to assist in tapering off psychiatric drugs safely, or recovering from psychiatric drug withdrawal.

 

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We recommend tapering by no more than 10% of your CURRENT dose each month, to limit withdrawal symptoms. E.g. 10mg --> 9mg --> 8.1mg --> 7.29mg

 

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Important topics in the Tapering forum and FAQ

 

Micro tapering

 

Why taper by 10% of my dosage?

 

Taking multiple psych drugs? Which drug to taper first?

 

How to make a liquid from tablets or capsules

 

Using a scale to weigh and measure doses

 

We only recommend two supplements. Omega 3 Fish Oil and Magnesium. Both should be introduced separately and increased slowly.

 

Regards

Erimus

Active Monday-Friday UK time

 

MEDICATION:

1) Sertraline:

50mg - Oct 2020, 100mg - Dec 2020, 50mg - April 2021, 75mg - May 2021, 50mg - Sep 2021; 55mg - 23 Feb 2024; 60mg - 20 March 2024; Start tapering - 24 April 2024

Current dose: 57.93mg  (15 May 2024)

2) Mirtazapine:

15mg - Nov 2020

SUPPLEMENTS:

Cod liver oil, Magnesium, Vitamin C

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Active Monday-Friday UK time

 

MEDICATION:

1) Sertraline:

50mg - Oct 2020, 100mg - Dec 2020, 50mg - April 2021, 75mg - May 2021, 50mg - Sep 2021; 55mg - 23 Feb 2024; 60mg - 20 March 2024; Start tapering - 24 April 2024

Current dose: 57.93mg  (15 May 2024)

2) Mirtazapine:

15mg - Nov 2020

SUPPLEMENTS:

Cod liver oil, Magnesium, Vitamin C

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Hi there - thanks for your replies! I'm taking the XR version - at the moment it's Vencalm. (Sometimes it's Vensir - depends what the local health authority is willing to pay for I think 🤨

 

One question - the mini-tablets that are inside - can they be taken just as they are if they themselves are not broken down into smaller parts, or do they have to be put in a new capsule? I've had a look on the tapering page and there doesn't seem to be an answer - I understand that anything ground or cut needs to be treated differently, but not sure about the mini-tablets themselves??

 

2001 started on Venlafaxine

20xx dose of 225mg

201x  reduced eventually to 112.5mg

2024 April 102mg

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2 hours ago, CakeLover said:

Hi there - thanks for your replies! I'm taking the XR version - at the moment it's Vencalm. (Sometimes it's Vensir - depends what the local health authority is willing to pay for I think 🤨

 

One question - the mini-tablets that are inside - can they be taken just as they are if they themselves are not broken down into smaller parts, or do they have to be put in a new capsule? I've had a look on the tapering page and there doesn't seem to be an answer - I understand that anything ground or cut needs to be treated differently, but not sure about the mini-tablets themselves??

I would put the beads back into capsules before taking them.

Active Monday-Friday UK time

 

MEDICATION:

1) Sertraline:

50mg - Oct 2020, 100mg - Dec 2020, 50mg - April 2021, 75mg - May 2021, 50mg - Sep 2021; 55mg - 23 Feb 2024; 60mg - 20 March 2024; Start tapering - 24 April 2024

Current dose: 57.93mg  (15 May 2024)

2) Mirtazapine:

15mg - Nov 2020

SUPPLEMENTS:

Cod liver oil, Magnesium, Vitamin C

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Thanks, will do!

 

2001 started on Venlafaxine

20xx dose of 225mg

201x  reduced eventually to 112.5mg

2024 April 102mg

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