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Doctor switched me from 225 Effexor to 150 wellbutrin over s 4 week period. Reduced 75 weekly. I crashed and have paranoid feelings. Anger burning feet 

RickH 

 

Effexor 225. Year 2019. (12 months ) 

wellbutrin 150 (1 month)

Benzo. 14 years. Klonipin

2013-2017. Every SSRI on the market 

 

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I don’t know if I should stop wellbutrin and start Effexor back and slowly taper 

 

 

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RickH 

 

Effexor 225. Year 2019. (12 months ) 

wellbutrin 150 (1 month)

Benzo. 14 years. Klonipin

2013-2017. Every SSRI on the market 

 

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Thank you for completing your drug signature.

 

Please tell us more about how your doctor switched you from Effexor to Wellbutrin.  We need to know the doses and the dates for each drug please.  Thank you.

 

We also need to know more information about your klonopin usage.

 

Q:  What dose do you take?

 

Q:  What time do you take it?

 

Q: Do you take it every day?  If no, how often do you take it?

 VIDEO:   Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome and its Management

 

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:    (6 year taper)      0mg Pristiq      on 13th November 2021

Woohoo!!!  Finally off Pristiq    Post 0 updates start here

ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after); Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering from Oct 2015 - 13 Nov 2021   LAST DOSE 0.0025mg

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Klonipin.  As needed.  5 mg.   

 

Effexor was taken 225 mg each day for a week.  First week was 225.   Second week 150.  Third week. 75. Fourth week. Zero.   At the same time I took wellbutrin 150 daily. 

 

 

RickH 

 

Effexor 225. Year 2019. (12 months ) 

wellbutrin 150 (1 month)

Benzo. 14 years. Klonipin

2013-2017. Every SSRI on the market 

 

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9 hours ago, Rickh said:

Doctor switched me from 225 Effexor to 150 wellbutrin over s 4 week period. Reduced 75 weekly. I crashed and have paranoid feelings. Anger burning feet 

 

RickH 

 

Effexor 225. Year 2019. (12 months ) 

wellbutrin 150 (1 month)

Benzo. 14 years. Klonipin

2013-2017. Every SSRI on the market 

 

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10 hours ago, Rickh said:

Klonipin.  As needed.  5 mg.   

 

Q:  So roughly how often do you take it?  When was the last time you took it?

 VIDEO:   Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome and its Management

 

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:    (6 year taper)      0mg Pristiq      on 13th November 2021

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10 hours ago, Rickh said:

Effexor was taken 225 mg each day for a week.  First week was 225.   Second week 150.  Third week. 75. Fourth week. Zero.   At the same time I took wellbutrin 150 daily. 

 

We need the dates please.  Time periods don't mean much and can lead to errors.  Thank you.

 VIDEO:   Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome and its Management

 

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:    (6 year taper)      0mg Pristiq      on 13th November 2021

Woohoo!!!  Finally off Pristiq    Post 0 updates start here

ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after); Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering from Oct 2015 - 13 Nov 2021   LAST DOSE 0.0025mg

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20 hours ago, Rickh said:

Doctor switched me from 225 Effexor to 150 wellbutrin over s 4 week period. Reduced 75 weekly. I crashed and have paranoid feelings. Anger burning feet 

 

RickH 

 

Effexor 225. Year 2019. (12 months ) 

wellbutrin 150 (1 month)

Benzo. 14 years. Klonipin

2013-2017. Every SSRI on the market 

 

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Best I can tell. Effexor withdrawl month of August each week in August.  Wellbutrin. Month of August.  I did not detail daily 

RickH 

 

Effexor 225. Year 2019. (12 months ) 

wellbutrin 150 (1 month)

Benzo. 14 years. Klonipin

2013-2017. Every SSRI on the market 

 

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Trying not to take it.  .5 At night sometimes 

RickH 

 

Effexor 225. Year 2019. (12 months ) 

wellbutrin 150 (1 month)

Benzo. 14 years. Klonipin

2013-2017. Every SSRI on the market 

 

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43 minutes ago, Rickh said:

Trying not to take it.  .5 At night sometimes 

 

How often, once or twice a week, once or twice a month?

 VIDEO:   Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome and its Management

 

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:    (6 year taper)      0mg Pristiq      on 13th November 2021

Woohoo!!!  Finally off Pristiq    Post 0 updates start here

ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after); Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering from Oct 2015 - 13 Nov 2021   LAST DOSE 0.0025mg

My full tapering program     My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)    My website

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.  Please DO NOT TAG me - thank you.

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Haven’t taken in 2 months.  Took half of .5 tonight 

RickH 

 

Effexor 225. Year 2019. (12 months ) 

wellbutrin 150 (1 month)

Benzo. 14 years. Klonipin

2013-2017. Every SSRI on the market 

 

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I need help with tapering. Thank you 

RickH 

 

Effexor 225. Year 2019. (12 months ) 

wellbutrin 150 (1 month)

Benzo. 14 years. Klonipin

2013-2017. Every SSRI on the market 

 

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Where to you post.  This is hard forum 

RickH 

 

Effexor 225. Year 2019. (12 months ) 

wellbutrin 150 (1 month)

Benzo. 14 years. Klonipin

2013-2017. Every SSRI on the market 

 

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15 hours ago, ChessieCat said:

 

Q:  So roughly how often do you take it?  When was the last time you took it?

Where are respondents disclosed.    Am I one line.  I see no response from anyone. 

RickH 

 

Effexor 225. Year 2019. (12 months ) 

wellbutrin 150 (1 month)

Benzo. 14 years. Klonipin

2013-2017. Every SSRI on the market 

 

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2008 to 2019  - 20 mg Paroxetine

Attempted 2 CT's around the 5-6 year mark. Were absolutely terrible and reinstated. Was never explained by the doctor the seriousness of the short half life of this drug. 

2017 - Attempted a tapered discontinuation of this drug and reinstated after being unsuccessful.

2019 - Feb. 12 - After a three month taper I am off of paroxetine. The 3 months were terrible, awful withdrawal feelings. I followed the doctors guidelines for the reduction of this drug and now know it was way too fast. 
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This is your introduction topic which is where you ask questions about your own situation and you can also journal your progress.

 

This site is staffed entirely by unrostered volunteers who assist members as they are able.  It is also a very busy site.

 

I asked the starting questions so that we have the information we need to provide suggestions and information, but I am not able to do that in your case, so I have asked the other mods for their assistance.

 VIDEO:   Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome and its Management

 

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:    (6 year taper)      0mg Pristiq      on 13th November 2021

Woohoo!!!  Finally off Pristiq    Post 0 updates start here

ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after); Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering from Oct 2015 - 13 Nov 2021   LAST DOSE 0.0025mg

My full tapering program     My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)    My website

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.  Please DO NOT TAG me - thank you.

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Hello, RickH.

 

Wellbutrin might not have been a good substitute for Effexor. Were you taking Effexor XR capsules with little beads inside? Do you have any capsules left?

 

What time of day do you take Wellbutrin? Do you feel better or worse after you take it? How's your sleep?

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Yes I have Effexor left.  I started back low dose of 37.5.  That’s were I was when things were better. I take wellbutrin in am.  Effexor ay night.  Was off Klonipin for two months. 

RickH 

 

Effexor 225. Year 2019. (12 months ) 

wellbutrin 150 (1 month)

Benzo. 14 years. Klonipin

2013-2017. Every SSRI on the market 

 

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