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Hello, I'm new to this forum and I'm working toward tapering off of 225 mg of venlafaxine. I am a 70 year old male, that has been very active and health conscious. My weakness has been depression. I previously had two periods of feeling depressed that involved obtaining an antidepressant from my general practice doctor. I would get to the point of feeling spacey and or lethargic, then do talk therapy to get back off of the drug. These where phase one antidepressants, and I would taper off slow over say 4 to 6 months without noticeable side effects. These events occurred between 2005 to 2008
I am new to this site. I can't believe I've finally found what I have needed after looking for a year. I need wisdom concerning the advisability of working (together with my health providers and the Memory Care staff) to taper my mother off of 150 mg of Zoloft. She has some severe chronic issues which the docs have all said she will just have to live with. I believe these chronic issues are side effects of the Zoloft. She has memory loss / dementia (still fairly high-functioning) , but has good blood work, healthy vitals and organs. Both the residential care staff physician and our new