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Coming back on Effexor: panic attack

Posted by Anna Laura on December 21, 2001, at 9:14:26

Hi folks

I've tapering effexor from 300 mg. to 75 mg. cause my pdoc wanted to put me on Tranycylpromine (Parnate).
I live in Italy and the only Parnate version on the market is a mixed compound (tranycylpromine + an antypsychotic). I can't tolerate antypsychotics (with or without antidepressants) cause they make my depression worse; when i found out that this drug (brand name Parmodaline) had the antypsychotic in it i considered to go back to my previous effexor dose. I was on 37, 5 tablet a day and i added a tablet the next day. This was Wednesday of the last week (about ten days ago or so). I've been adding one more tablet every two days; i eventually came back on full dosage yesterday. I was on reboxetine also, and now i'm back to 8 mg. per day.
After taking 150 mg. this morning (as is i used to) i had a panic attack. I'm still anxious and can't understnad what's going on. Did any of you experience anxiety going back on effexor? Did i go back on it too abruptely?
The last panic attack i remember of was May of this year when i was switching to Prozac.
I really hope it's the drug cause i'm scared it could be a sort of relapse.
Need a feedback on this please, really scared.

Thanks in advance




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