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Do not try to wean off of these drugs this way.
Effexor is a medication full of side effects and weaning off of it, unless done properly and scientifically, will cause you TREMENDOUS negative side effects.
Pristiq and Effexor should not even be taken together as the combination could overwhelm you.
Read what it says at www.drugs.com
Applies to: Effexor (venlafaxine), Pristiq (desvenlafaxine)
Talk to your doctor before using venlafaxine together with desvenlafaxine. Combining these medications can increase the risk of a rare but serious condition called the serotonin syndrome, which may include symptoms such as confusion, hallucination, seizure, extreme changes in blood pressure, increased heart rate, fever, excessive sweating
You can find this at http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=2296-1524,2796-12488&consumer=1
The doctor should be able to tell you the proper way to wean off Effexor and it should be done VERY VERY VERY slowly over several months and NOT the way you are proposing. It would be a horrible mistake and make you very very ill.
Here are some tips for weaning off Effexor (venlafaxine):
Here are some things others are saying about their weaning experiences.
I strongly urge you to discuss this with your doctor, pharmacist, or another doctor (psychiatrists are the best for managing psychotropic drugs).
I shall keep you in my prayers.
Elliott, MAE, LPCC, NCC, CCMHC
That was a dumb answer. I wanted to know how to stop not how to mix. What is the best way to get off Pristiq???