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anyone else coming off venlafaxine?

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Faerieinatoadstool Tue 04-Feb-14 08:26:33

I've started weaning and because of the dosage I'm on it should take about a month but I'm getting so many side effects: period like bleeding on and off; headaches; sudden extreme tiredness; feeling shaky and weak.
I want to do this so that I can get my body back to get pregnant in a few months but just wondering what other people are experiencing and how they are coping.

Lottapianos Tue 04-Feb-14 08:30:14

I came off it about 10 years ago. It was quite rough - I had fluttery feelings in my head every evening for about 2 weeks. Are you doing it under medical supervision? I think that's probably the best way forward

Faerieinatoadstool Tue 04-Feb-14 08:52:16

The doctor told me to drop 1 tablet (37.5mg) a week. I know it will be worth it, I would just quite like to amputate my head until it's sorted

Lottapianos Tue 04-Feb-14 09:00:57

Yes it will be worth it, but you may well be in for a rough week or two. I guess trying to keep as healthy as possible in the meantime can only help - sleep, lots of water, watch the sugar and booze. Good luck

larahusky Tue 04-Feb-14 22:46:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Faerieinatoadstool Wed 05-Feb-14 22:57:11

Ok, symptom update:
Constant headache, with lightheadedness and brain zaps thrown in for good measure.
Feeling more awake and buzzy than I have in months, pretty fun.
And I get to be nice and awake to enjoy my crazy head.
Only 3 more weeks to go hopefully then I get to meet the new (or old) me and find out what I'm left to work with. Exciting!

Lottapianos Thu 06-Feb-14 13:09:15

Oh yes, the brain zaps! Fun hmm

Glad you're feeling awake and buzzy as well as the more horrible feelings. Well done.

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