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my doctor gave me paxil and wellbutrin and told me to stop

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my doctor gave me paxil and wellbutrin and told me to stop my Effexor that day should I do that?

Dr. Cameron :

generally, they want you to taper down one medication while slowly starting the other

Dr. Cameron :

otherwise you will gave withdrawals

Customer:

should I taper down I have almost a whole battle left and I take 225mg a day in capsule form

Dr. Cameron :

yes, you should taper it down

Dr. Cameron :

over the course of 3 weeks

Dr. Cameron :

honestly I would talk to your doctor about tapering it down, but you want a reduction of about 5% a day

Dr. Cameron :

if possible

Dr. Cameron :

I don't know which dosage you are taking to make up the 225

Dr. Cameron :

if you can drop it down by 25mg every 4 days, that would be ideal

Customer:

how will I do it with capsules would it work if I taped down with 150mg and 75mg

Dr. Cameron :

you could do 150mg for 2 weeks then 75 mg for 2 weeks

Customer:

and then none because I am going to scream if I dont

Dr. Cameron :

yes and then non

Customer:

I should be okay then right

Dr. Cameron :

yes

Dr. Cameron :

I hope that I was able to provide you with excellent service? :-)?

Customer:

thank you

Dr. Cameron :

Did I provide you with excellent service ? :-)?

Dr. Cameron :

hello?

Customer:

yes I don't know about my doctor

Dr. Cameron :

ha ha.

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Keep me posted okay?

Dr. Cameron :

Have a nice night :-)

Customer:

okay how long do I have to chat with you is it a week

Dr. Cameron :

you can touch base with me in a week and tell me how it is going

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