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Re: Effexor Withdrawl

Posted by lisa on March 18, 1999, at 12:28:23

In reply to Re: Effexor Withdrawl, posted by tilmann on March 14, 1999, at 21:50:14

> > Why wasn't I told when starting this medicine that it would be so difficult to get off of? I started on July 13, 1998. Did no one know then?
> >
> > I was taking 300 mg a day. The withdrawl symptoms nearly parallel my depression. Even right now, I feel nauseous and dizzy and my head hurts. The description I read earlier of "a migrane without the headache" is pretty accurate, but my head hurts now, too.
> If you do a search on effexor on the internet, you will find many discussions of trying to get off effexor. They are a little scary as you are describing. This has scared me since I have been taking effexor for 2 years (75 mg/day). Why are you getting off. Did it poop out on you? My dosage seems to be pooping out on me now. I'm not sure whether I should increase my dosage or get off and try something else.
> Any thoughts? Good luck.
> >
> > And my dreams are scary. So real. I honestly don't know what part of "Armageddon" was real and what part I dreamed.
> >
> > I just read that Benadryl helps. How long can I expect to have these symptoms and are they physically dangerous to me? How long should I take Benadryl?

My psychiatrist took me off effexor cold turkey. I felt as though I was coming off heroin. I had the shakes & felt like my body was being torn into a thousand pieces. I can totally relate with how you are feeling. I took about a week to feel better. I went directly on celexa.




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