I am sorry for all of the pain of depression and the vasor depression syncope.
You asked for advice and I gave you very important and caring device.
FIRSTLY, the two drugs you take should not be mixed. I didn't mix them nor did
I tell you to mix them. Your doctor should probably not have given them both to you.
For that alone I should receive your gratitude and thanks.
FURTHERMORE, I warned you that the method that you proposed to wean yourself off Effexor was dangerous and wrong, and I showed you some evidence to back that up. For that should also earn your thanks and gratitude, and probably a sizeable bonus for keeping you from getting very ill and suffering a lot of pain.
Instead I received a designation of POOR SERVICE for my time, effort, caring, and expertise.
I understand that you are depressed and evidently in an angry mood.
I didn't do that to you. I have spent considerable time, my working time, to help you, and all get is negative feedback and insulting words.
Pristiq and Effexor are almost identical and both need to be weaned off the same way if you want to get off them. VERY slowly.
If your doctor will not wean you off them, then get a different doctor, probably a psychiatrist, who will put you on a SAFE schedule. Your notion of weaning is unscientific and dangerous.
If you speak to your pharmacist, he or she will also be able to give you a weaning plan.
I have given you a lot of time and good advice and if you read this over, very carefully, without an angry mind, then you will see that I have been very helpful to you and deserve your thanks and appeciation.
Elliott, MAE, LPCC, CCMHC, NCC