... night 45mg - I told him I wanted to be weened of both because I started to feel awful and he made a plan for me to reduce weekly both doses over a month period down to ( 75mg Effexor cr- and 15mg Remeron) to start. How long on average do withdrawal symptoms last? would I be better off just stopping them both now because Ive only been on them for 3 months? Please help- I feel terrible and suffer headaches, hot and cold flashes, nerve pain, depersonalization, and am just as panicky if not more than I was before
If you reduce the Effexor really slowly, like I did, you will not get any withdrawal symptoms at all. I did stop abruptly once and withdrawals were bad but lasted about three weeks. Reducing over months I did not get withdrawals, and would highly recommend this. I think it is worth taking your time. This way I have been off anti depressants altogether for 18 months.
I would say withdraw from one at a time. I have no experience of Remeron, only Effexor. As you have been on Effexor 3 months, you will probably need 3 months to withdraw, maybe longer. Yes you will feel terrible if you withdraw too fast. I have read so many posts where people get bad withdrawals because they do not take time to withdraw slowly.
Hope you feel better soon.
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