This has always been my view of changing or stopping meds to a degree, taper down to lowest dose and then stop.
So when my psych said to take my venlafaxine on alternate days for three weeks I was like hell nah.
I tried it. But every other day I found that I was having worse withdrawal symptoms rather than them getting lesser.
I started that on Monday, and I am going to London tomorrow and didn’t really want to be feeling all dizzy and have vertigo, so I decided that after 4 days of alternating, I was just going to quit cold turkey.
So far, today was better than yesterday so there is loads of hope for tomorrow! I had labrynthitis for 4 weeks so I know how horrible it is to deal with vertigo everyday and I don’t want it ruining my day.
So pain killers in the morning just in case and then away I go hopefully free of terrible withdrawal symptoms!
Wish me luck! 🍀