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Well, i can sense the discomfort you are feeling as of now, and that as you would know now , are the withdrawl symptoms , which are quite normal to occur , and would go away in 1-2 weeks time.
Now, as far as your concern with the fact that whether your doctor tapered the dose too quickly , i would say to this, that one needs to taper it over a period of 2-3 weeks before eventually stopping the drug, if that is what you are aiming at , as your doctor reuced the dose from 75 mg to 37.5 mg over a week's time , it is fairly normal tactic employed by her , and i do not think she is being over zealous in her treatment , but if you are so much in discomfort , then i will suggest you to ask your doctor to put you on a single daily dose of fluoxetine 20 mg , as it will relieve your withdrawl symptoms somewhat and help in further tapering if at all that 's what your doctor wants to do, plus , fluoxetine is easy to taper without causing much side effects .
Please do not think that since you are over weight , the doctor of yours would not listen to you , i can understand , you may be saying this from your past experience , but personally i am strictly against such attitude from the caregivers , but , after all doctor are also human beings and may have their own unreasonable prejudices in life , BUT , IF SUCH IS A CASE WITH THE CURRENT DOCTOR OF YOURS , THEN YOU HAVE FULL RIGHT TO EXPRESS YOUR DISCONTENT TO HER AND TO REPORT THIS TO THE BOARD OF PHYSICIAN ., as practicing in this way is strictly against the oath one take as a doctor and is highly unprofessional.
You have the full right to suggest , discuss , seek explanation from from your doctor and it is the duty of your doctor to comply with this , so i would suggest that if you can be patient for 1 more week , then you will definitely feel much relieved of your withdrawl symptoms of effexor , but if your discomfort is unbearable then i suggest that you talk about this with your doctor without any apprehension and ask her to place you on fluoxetine during this period of withdrawl .
I wish you rapid recovery to the best of health.
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