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Venlafaxine (from Lofepramine)

  • Thread starter ThatSinkingFeeling
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Nov 30, 2018
I'm currently switching from Lofeprame to Venlafaxine (slow release, 70mg to begin with). Apparently supposed to take 4 weeks to lessen Lofep, I took 2. Got confused. Today is 2nd day of no anti-depressants. Been suffering bad withdrawal symptoms for past week. Today I'm irritable and otherwise numb. Seeing my girlfriend later. Really hope I don't fall out with her. Only my second proper relationship ever and this is how my last one ended. Thankfully a lot is different, such as my current gf having issues herself and having worked to tutor people like myself so she's far more understanding. My head's a mess. Do you reckon 2 days is enough of no pills before I start taking Venla? Will Venla make me comatosed? I hope not...


Well-known member
Dec 17, 2018
California, US
Hi. Doctors typically provide a schedule of how to taper medications and its very important to follow that the best you can. If you missed dose, just take it as scheduled the next interval. Do not cease taking your medication before. I'd advise you for your health and mood to use all 4 weeks.