Stepping down to 53mg Venlafaxine today.
Here are my main symptoms, summary of worst days/symptoms on last cycle 42 days on 56mg:
Stronger symptom Days: days 14, 18, 24, 33, 34, 36
Day 14 bad sleep, upset, slight dizziness. possibly due to non-organic beef eaten night before.
Day 18 bad sleep, feeling emotionally crazed and upset. Later in day feeling down.
Day 24 feeling mentally compromised.
Day 32 no bowel movement, bad mood and crying in evening.
Day 33 more inclined to cry
Day 34 low mood on waking, easier to cry. Impatient.
Day 36 to bed late due to neighbor noise, feeling upset, drilling in street in am (Sunday), upset, feeling mentally challenged.
April 20 2017 Stepping down to Venlafaxine 50mg
February 12 2017 Stepping down to Venlafaxine 53mg
January 1 2017 Stepping down to Venlafaxine 56mg
November 9 2016 Stepped down to Venlafaxine 59mg
September 1 2016 Stepped down to Venlafaxine 62mg
June 16 2016 Stepped down to Venlafaxine 65mg.
May 21 2016 Stepped down to Venlafaxine 70mg. Taking Omega 3 fish oil every day (with food). Taking some other theroadback supplements.
April 22 2016 switched from Venlafaxine XR 75mg to: a different brand, Venlafaxine non-extended release 75mg.
Taking Effexor XR 75mg, which I've been taking for many years. Tried reducing last year on my own, and began having bad side effects. Planning to try reducing again this year (2016) and am currently taking supplements that are supposed to help (following theroadback.org program).