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A 53-year-old female asked:

How do i get off effexor (venlafaxine) xr.ive made two attempts and failed i was hospitalized at a physc hospital for five days .become suicidal.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Work w/your doctor: Since you've had great difficulty getting off of Effexor (venlafaxine) on your own, you really need to work with your own psychiatrist on this. It could be that another medication will be more helpful to you, if Effexor (venlafaxine) has not been. But the only way to know is to have frank discussions with your psychiatrist, and follow up regularly so that you both can assess your response. Good luck to you.

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Last updated Jul 31, 2014

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