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What happens when I stop venlafaxine without DR approval?

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kaismama 27 Jul 2013

If you don't taper it down slowly, you'll suffer withdrawal. One I'm told isn't too pretty. Then after you've stopped it for a week or two, you go back to the problems you had that got you on it in the first place. All in all its not a good idea without talking to your dr.

kcfp 27 Jul 2013

In my case, it was much simpler. I was taking Venlafaxine 150mg twice daily. When my doc stopped my venlafaxine (an SNRI), he replaced it with an SSRI immediately the very same day. By the third day, all vestiges of venlafaxine in the body had been washed out and the SSRI had been titrated to an acceptable, therapeutic state.

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