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Has anyone come of this drug with no ill affects or what are your experiences?
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I came off it slowly, I did have withdrawal effects, but they were not that bad.
 
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I came off it the wrong way. Not to be recommended. It is said it is quite a hard one to come down from but everyone's body chemistry is that little bit different - as is their support system and situation.
 
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Which method did you use?
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I'm on 37.5 which have 3 mini tabs inside. I have been minus one tab for about a month but the"brain zaps" are too much. I think I will be stuck on this drug for ever
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maybe you can try half a tablet removed or a quarter using a pill cutter.
 
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I understand the the XR is compromised once cut or crushed
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I thought the capsule was the extended release bit but I could be wrong.

also you can also get a version with tiny balls in them instead of mini tablets which you could weight out.
 
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As I understand it the capsule is not part of the XR but just holds the tabs which contain the XR. I get my prescription from my GP and do not think they would agree to a change plus can't afford to buy specialist scales
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