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I've been antidepressants close to 30 years. I've tried prozac, paxil, zoloft, wellbutrin, most of the SSRI meds. I have no record of the dates and doses. I'm on Pristiq now and have been for over 5 years. I take 100mg/day.  I really feel this is no longer helping me and want to discontinue the drug.  

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Welcome to SA, Luvtoride.  It's very good that you came here before you began your taper.  This site exists to help members taper off psychiatric drugs and deal with any withdrawal symptoms that may occur.

 

We recommend tapering no more than 10% of your current dose every four weeks.  

 

Why taper by 10% of my dosage?


The following link is specifically about tapering Pristiq, including how to get the non-standard doses you'll need for your taper.  Pristiq is a problematical drug to taper because of its formulation and the limited number of doses available  Please read this entire link before attempting to taper.  The link offers several options for your taper.  

 

Tips for tapering off Pristiq (desvenlafaxine)

 

This is your Introduction topic, where you can ask questions and connect with other members.  We're glad you found your way here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gridley Introduction

 

Lexapro 20 mg since 2004.  Begin Brassmonkey Slide Taper Jan. 2017.   

End 2017 year 1 of taper at 9.25mg 

End 2018 year 2 of taper at 4.1mg

End 2019 year 3 of taper at 1.0mg  

Oct. 30, 2020  Jump to zero from 0.025mg.  Current dose: 0.000mg

3 year, 10 month taper is 100% complete.

 

Ativan 1 mg to 1.875mg 1986-2020, two CT's and reinstatements

Nov. 2020, 7-week Ativan-Valium crossover to 18.75mg Valium

Feb. 2021, begin 10%/4 week taper.  Current Valium dose as of Feb 22, 2022: 4.8mg 

March 22, 2022: hold at 4.8 and shift to Imipramine taper

Taper is 74% complete.

 

Imipramine 75 mg daily since 1986.  Jan-Sept 2016 tapered to 16mg.  

Held until Aug 2021, tapered for 4 weeks to 14.4mg

March 22, 2022: Begin 10%/4 week taper.  Current dose as of May 17: 10.5mg 

Taper is 86% complete.  

  

Supplements: omega-3, vitamins C, E and D3, magnesium glycinate, probiotic, zinc, melatonin .3mg


I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice, but simply information based on my own experience, as well as other members who have survived these drugs.

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