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Re: Effexor withdrawal - very bad news

Posted by NikkiT on May 30, 2000, at 9:08:01

In reply to Re: Effexor withdrawal - very bad news, posted by Gordon Harris on November 14, 1998, at 17:26:45

What??? I thought that Effexor was very limited in it's withdrawal... Sheesh.. could this epxlain why I've felt like a huge pile of dog doo doo since I stopped my Effexor on THursday?? Was on 225mg / day, and stopped cold turkey...

Plus, I've cried nearly all weekend, but put it down the the insomnia!

> I found Effexor to be an apparent miracle-worker in helping me get over extreme depression and anxiety that had persisted for almost a year. Incredibly, only a dosage of 37 mg per day (taken am, pm, eve.) seemed to do the trick. After
> 3 months I was able to discontinue, but experienced bad temper, crying, and something like dizziness. After a month I went back to taking even less than 25 mg /day, but it does seem to help enormously. Nonetheless, I am once again
> weaning off. I think the worst symptom is feelings of hostility that come over me
> during periods of stress. But then, that's something to work on. I must say that the therapist that I have worked with has also helped me
> understand my reactions to stress, and to realize that they are not me, but are simply the way I am responding.




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