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Pregnant and coming off Effexor XR
mh3783 posted:
I have been taking this drug for nearly 11 years. I think most of those years I stayed on it to avoid the nasty withdrawal. I've tried coming off it 4x times. First time was when I was pregnant with my 1st child. I stopped taking it cold turkey because my OB told me to. What I thought was hormones was only withdrawal symptoms. I started doing research about it and had a friend that was on it while pregnant and took my chances. Wouldn't you know my symptoms went away 100% in about 2-3 days. By the way, baby was perfectly healthy with no symptoms.
Now I'm on my 3rd pregnancy and was already on my way of tapering off when I found out I was pregnant. I am down to 37.5 mg and I'm advised to take it every 36 hours and then eventually stop. I wasn't given anything except Zofran for nausea. I'm too the point of just staying at the 37.5 once a day than trying to get off this. I'm afraid the withdrawal may do more damage to the pain because of the stress of getting of it.

Has anyone gone through this pregnant and did you get any relief?

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