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How to come off my medications?

I've been on Venlafaxine(Effexor) 75mg in the morning and also olanzipine 2.5mg at night.  My doctors and I now feel I'm ready to come off these and be happy and health naturally.  However I've tried coming off these before and I experienced weight loss, nausea, loss of appetite, insomnia and in general awful effects.  Any suggestions as to how to get off these safely?
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The best method to come off Effexor is to taper it very slowly while taking choline & inositol supplementation to prevent the ''anticholinergic rebound'' that is cause most of the withdrawal symptoms.

Other supplements that can help with the withdrawal is B vitamin complex, Omega-3 (fish oil) and magnesium.

Please consult a pharmacist/doctor before using any supplements especially if you have a medical condition.

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Let your doctor help you to get off the meds. Otherwise you may experience some serious side effects.
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Hi, This is a big issue on this site - withdrawal from Effexor - me included.  Look up old posts, as there is masses of information on this subject.

Good luck, and let us know how you get on.
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