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We started off the process about two weeks back from our initial 300mg three times a day. We dropped down immediately to twice a day with him no longer taking it in the morning. At the same time we had the Venlafaxine ER increased to 150mg.
I've been splitting one of the caps in half currently so now we are at 450mg per day. I was planning on completely dropping to one a day at night this Wednesday. Though, I am having some doubts on whether we are going to fast with the weaning off process. There hasn't been a lot of complaints or very serious ones. There are still instances of weird vivid dreams but that was happening even when he was still on 900mg a day. There obviously is still the mood swings and all the other crappy stuff that can occur. I'm thinking its happening because we are reducing the dosage. At the same time we've seen huge improvements from the side effects the GP was causing when fully on it.
Really nervous about getting down to that one pill and then splitting it. The mood swings and anxiety is very apparent. I can only assume how those side effects will be when fully off. Obviously, the Venlafaxine ER is helping a whole lot with its increased dosage. Just gotta push through I guess.
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