Hi all, I've read hundreds of forum posts online from people who have tried, succeeded or failed at getting off of this drug...
I would like to ask some opinions please...
I know many of you will say "speak to your doctor" however, unfortunately getting a doctor's appointment where I live has the equivalent odds of finding a bag of money in the park.
My psychiatrist is aware I am tapering off of venlafaxine - taking one tablet every three days.
I am on week two and starting to get terrible withdrawals.
Do I continue taking one 75mg every three days,
Take one 75mg every 2nd day,
Apply for a prescription for instant release 37.5mg and take one per day?
I'm feeling so bad I'm considering just taking the things every day if I'm honest.
Thing is, I have recently been diagnosed with ADHD (commonly misdiagnosed in adults as depression, bipolar, etc etc) so I want to know (so does the ADHD psychiatrist) what my mood is like when just been treated for ADHD... until I am off of the venlafaxine this cannot be determined. I'm so eager to find out I feel I'm rushing the process but, I've come so far (one every three days) I'm so torn 50/50 Don't want to ruin the work I've done over the last few weeks by going back, equally don't want to feel like this!
Also.... I had two drinks the other evening and was absolutely intoxicated and very sick... has anyone else experienced this when tapering or is this a separate issue (was I spiked for example)
Current medications as of 09-24-2017
|12-01-2016 - Present:
||Venlafaxine XL (Effexor), 75mg . 1 per day
|08-21-2017 - Present:
||Medikinet 50/50 (Ritalin), 50mg . 1 per day