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Mini05

Hi All

Im new to the site and like to say how informative it is.

 

so I’m in the Uk, been on venlafaxine about 8 yrs at different doses in those years.

currently on 225mg

 

im thinking on coming off them, obviously very very slowly. I hate the thought off what the drug is doing to my Brain 🧠 


so is anyone on this brand ? 
do you know how many tiny pills are in a 75mg capsule?

does anyone know of a uk based company that will do the tapering strips for me?

I know of the Netherlands site, they cost 70€ for 28 pills 

we have nhs in uk, so get our prescription FREE, and don’t think I could get them to do this.

 

anyone who can help ?

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ChessieCat

Hi mini and welcome to SA,

 

It is fantastic that you have found SA before you have started tapering.

 

Please create your drug signature following these instructions.  Include ALL drugs/supplements, current AND previous.  Thank you.

 

Instructions:  Withdrawal History Signature

 

SA's recommended taper is to reduce by no more than 10% of the current dose with a hold of about 4 weeks to allow your brain to adapt to not getting as much of the drug.  This is a guide only and you can reduce by less and/or hold longer as needed.  It is better to hold for longer if you are going through a stressful time or are sick or if you still have symptoms.

 

Why taper by 10% of my dosage?

Dr Joseph Glenmullen's Withdrawal Symptoms

 

WDnormal

 

Before you begin tapering what you need to know

 

Post #1 of this topic explains how to get your doses:

 

Tips for tapering off venlafaxine (Effexor)

 

There is discussion of tapering strips here:

 

tapering-strips-for-psychiatric-drugs-being-produced-in-netherlands

 

The only supplements which SA recommends are Magnesium and Omega-3 Fish Oil.  Try a small amount, one at a time to see how you react.  You might want to get yourself set up on these before you commence tapering Effexor.  Only make one change at a time.

 

This is your own Introduction topic which is the best place to ask questions about your own situation and to journal your progress.

 

And a message from Altostrata, SA's founder.  There is also a link to a recent interview with her in my signature below this post.

  

On 11/7/2020 at 8:23 AM, Altostrata said:

 

One of the things that's very important to each person here is knowing that healing is possible. Please don't just go away when you feel better! "Pay it forward" by updating your Intro topic with your progress

 


NEW!!!               INTERVIEW with Altostrata, SA's founder               NEW!!! 

 

ADs:  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 Oct 2015  Current from 14 Nov 2020:  Pristiq 0.50 mg

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

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.

REMINDER TO SELF:  I don't need the drug now, but my still brain does.

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