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sam1968: Venlafaxine withdrawal


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I have been on Venlafaxine for 7 years but last couple of years I don't think its been working for me properly and has been causing alot of problems. I have had bad body shakes all over for over 2 months and the docs dont know why yet. Also there is something showing on my liver and I am having a CT scan tomorrow.


Anyway my GP and mental health told me to start withdrawing from Venlafaxine to 3 days ago I went down to 37.5mg from 75mg and also put on a new drug 10mg citalopram. I knew it was going to be this bad but not like this.


Does anybody have any advice or how long it will last? I have been told that in 2 weeks I will have to stop the Venlafaxine completely and up the Citalopram to 20mg.

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Hello, sam. Thanks for joining us.


What kind of symptoms showed up since you decreased your Effexor dosage by 50%?


Why did your doctor choose to put you on citalopram, do you know?

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