Getting off Effexor

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by hurts2003, Sep 27, 2005.

  1. hurts2003

    hurts2003 New Member

    It's day 8 since I've been cutting back on the Effexor. Dr told me to take 2 for 10 days then 1 for 10 days then 37.5mg for 7 days. I couldn't tell a whole lot of difference when i cut down from 3 to 2 so I went ahead and cut down to 1 after only 7 days. i feel a little more tired today but that isn't real unusual for me to have sleepy days. If I can getting off the meds that I'm on now quicker than the doc said then I can start the trial for cymbalta.
  2. LittleBluestem

    LittleBluestem New Member

    is that it can't tell when it is ready for a drug reduction, only when it isn't and it does that in some rather unpleasant ways. I would just stick to the schedule that was recommended unless it seemed to fast. The doctor probably won't give you the cymbalta any sooner, anyway.
  3. angeldust

    angeldust New Member

    I came off Effexor at the beginning of the year, I stayed on each reduced dose for 2 weeks. I really wouldn't rush it, stick to your Drs advice otherwise you are likely to have problems.