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Getting Off Effexor Xr
I was on 20mg Lexapro (escitalopram) and 30 mg remeron.Dr increased remeron to 45mg. can i go off lexapro (escitalopram) without weaning off.
Lexapro (escitalopram): Not recommended. Gradual tapering works best. Review with your doctor. ...Read more
Since coming off Effexor (venlafaxine) XR and on 10mg lovan to deal with withdrawals. I've been having increased appetite? Hungryyyy! why?
Would be gradual: I would be more gradual about tapering the effexor, (venlafaxine) since its mechanism is not only with serotonin but also norepinephrine. The process might require a cross-taper from Effexor (venlafaxine) to paxil. This means starting Paxil at a lower dose while gradually decreasing Effexor (venlafaxine) -- eventually moving to Paxil alone. Please work with your psychiatrist on this. ...Read more
As i gradually weaned off Effexor (venlafaxine) XR and took Prozac to decreased Effexor (venlafaxine) xr, my sleep hasnt been the same and i get aggravated, what is this?
More data needed: Effexor (venlafaxine) xr works on more neurotransmitters than prozac. Also depending upon the dose of the Effexor (venlafaxine) xr perhaps it was tapered too fast and or the dose of Prozac was not high enough. In either event you need to discuss it with you doc. Often their are other temporary medications that can be taken prn to get you through the switch over phase. Also the time of day that you take the meds is important. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I recently weaned off Effexor (venlafaxine) XR by taking Prozac 10 mg and from dropping from 50-25mg seroquel for a week then 12.5mg seroquel then stopped both Prozac and seroquel on 5/13.I can't sleep now, help!
Talk w/your doctor: This question is best answered by your own doctor who prescribed you the medications and then tapered them. If you're having difficulty, please contact him/her. S/he may want you to continue a low dose of seroquel (quetiapine) for a little longer -- but i don't know what symptoms you were having in the first place. Symptoms can return when medication is stopped. Your doctor knows you best, & can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you take Effexor (venlafaxine) XR and seroquel together, Effexor (venlafaxine) day time, seroquel night? How long Effexor (venlafaxine) take to work? Will Effexor (venlafaxine) make me more productive?
Over a week stopped taking Effexor (venlafaxine) still feeling bad tearfull tense on 25mg serequel &5/10mg centrax.is this side effect been off Effexor (venlafaxine) feel bad
Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal: Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal can certainly be miserable. Years ago on the immediate release form I used to have withdrawal inbetween episodes. Sertraline may block some of the withdrawal, but rarely all of it. I am glad you have that and Seroquel to prevent a depressive relapse. Withdrawal can include flu-like symptoms, electric shock, sensations and imbalance. Most cases last~1-2wks, occ. longer. Take care ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i drink and/or smoke marijuana while on effexor (venlafaxine)? I switched from 200mg Zoloft to 75mg Effexor (venlafaxine) just yesterday for anxiety cuz Zoloft wasnt working
My OB is weaning me off of Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 35mg, to Zoloft 25mg. I'm out of the Effexor (venlafaxine), how long after I took my last Effexor (venlafaxine) can I take my first Zoloft?
Under supervision: Highly recommended that you taper under a doctor's/provider's supervision. Not only can there by uncomfortable withdrawals, medications like Xanax/alprazolam can result in life-threatening withdrawal seizures if an appropriate/safe tapering does not take place. What does of Xanax, how often taking? High dose/daily use may require inpatient detoxification. ...Read more
I switch from cymbalta (duloxetine) 90mg to Zoloft 50mg by tapering cymbalta (duloxetine) but after 10 dayes i finish my last 30 mg cymbalta (duloxetine) but i can't sleep even with trazadon?
May take longer. : Zoloft and Cymbalta (duloxetine) are actually very different from each other. Cymbalta (duloxetine) is very potent and works on two different receptors (serotonin ; norepinephrine ) and many people take longer to get off of it. Zoloft works mostly on one (receptor) and 50 mg is a low dose. Talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more
I've been taking seroquel and Effexor (venlafaxine) XR for 9 years. Have i completley screwed up my brain? Tried to get off them and have horrible insomina
Find guidance: You probably do need medical guidance to help you safely wean yourself. But it is possible and you can interview physicians to see if they'll accept this as your goal and work with you on it. Don't waste motivation worrying about whether you screwed up anything. The best time to do a good thing is now. It is not hopeless. Sleep experts may help. So may meditation skills or yoga, etc. Best wishes! ...Read more
Stopped 30 mg of Cymbalta (duloxetine) in February switched over to 10 Lexapro for 2 months then 20.. april horrible headaches and dry heaves ,Cymbalta (duloxetine) (duloxetine) withdrawl?
Check with your: psychiatrist. This doesn't sound like withdrawal. It sounds like side-effects from your current medication. Probably ought to check this out STAT. You could go to an Urgent Care if appointments are not immediately available with your prescribing physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
7 weeks pregnant weaned off 40 mg adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Really struggling! considering taking smallest dose possible. Thoughts?
I've been taking Effexor (venlafaxine) XR at bedtime along with seroquel & klnoplin for a week. Ok to switch Effexor (venlafaxine) to am. I've heard Effexor (venlafaxine) causes insomnia ?
Paxil (paroxetine): Gradual tapering under supervision by your prescribing physician. ...Read more
On cymbalta (duloxetine) 20 mg switching to Prozac 10 to come off cymbalta (duloxetine) doc said take Prozac one day then cymbalta (duloxetine) another for a week serotonin snydrome risk?
Starting 20 mg celexa (citalopram) tomorrow, weaning effxr, hopes for helping anxiety/depression. 10 mg celexa (citalopram) making me still depressed. Should i be hopeful?
Probably: Yes, hang in there. I note, however, you list being on thyroid replacement. Make sure your levels are normal. ...Read more
I am on15mg Lexapro (escitalopram) and 15mg zispin.Can I reuce the Lexapro (escitalopram) to 10 mg without weaning off it. Thanks?
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