I came off very slowly so for 1 week i took 40mg one day, 30mg the next day, then 40mg, then 30mg etc, after one week I then took 30mg everyday for a week, then the next week alternated taking 30/20mg and so on. Hope that makes sense. I was fine coming off it was only after finishing completely that I had some side effects (vertigo type symptoms that lasted 2 weeks)
Hi. I was just about to start a post for myself on the same subject! Hope you don't mind if I join in.
I am on 20mg. Then got down to taking 1 every 3 days but was having side effects (vertigo symptoms) so hae now been taking 10mg every other day. Don't know where to go from here and will you always have side effects which ever way you come off them? I felt so bad after the 3rd day that I had to take a 20mg one again.
I tried to come off them recently but have gone back on (10mg per day) after a few weeks. I don't think I was ready to come off them mood wise as I've had an awful year; but for the sake of this thread - I did have lots of side effects coming off...some headaches, dizziness and the weirdest feeling that my brain was 20 seconds slower than the rest of my body. Thats the only way I can describe it! I would get advice from GP but just do as gradually as possible, although you've not been on them long I guess so it may not be too noticable. Good luck! x
Bumping this even though it's old because I want a bit more advice on coming off it. Am currently on 20mg which I reduced (with GP approval) from 40mg at Christmas. Have been on them since last March so about 15 months now. Would like to get rid of them altogether and am wondering the best way to do it. I don't know if I have the patience to do it over many weeks as I just want them gone now.
Just in case anyone searches for this- I went cold turkey from 40mg and the main side effect was dizziness, I kept falling over DH thought it was hilarious . I had to go back to my GP and get weaned off.
Eyeball- my GP had me on 20mg a day, then 10mg and then 10mg every other day. I didn't have any strong side effects that way. It only took about 3 or 4 weeks I think, it was a long time ago though so I can't remember exactly. Best talk it over with your GP.
Hi,I have come off vital operant after being on 30mg 20mg and 10mg for a period of a year I have been off them for nearly a week now are there any methods I can do ect to help with the feeling sick and light headed? I feel mentally fine just the physical symptoms that are affecting me Thanks
I spoke to my GP about coming off 20mg , been on for 12 months due to issues at work. Wanted to come off. He advised to come off it altogether. My side affects are nausea, nightmares, sleeplessness and itchy skin, lightheaded. Off 6 days now. Not returning to them and sticking it out.