Posted by butterbay on September 17, 2002, at 0:26:37
In reply to Re: Withdrawal From Effexor, posted by pregnant on September 14, 2002, at 4:47:35
i have been taking effexor for 3 years and like you said it is wonderful for depression and anxiety, it is the only thing that ever helped me. if i were you, i would feel the same way about the effexor and my pregnancy. i'm sure there are very safe anti-depressants for pregnancy. maybe you could look that up on the internet and then relay the info to your doctor or psychiatrist. i have came off of effexor twice, once cold turkey, which didn't work at all, i had the most awful backset with my depression and then another time was slowly with the help of prozac. i did fine that time. my doctor advised that when coming off effexor, come off with an ssri, such as paxil, zoloft or prozac. i would maybe call an emergency doctor and ask these questions to be on the safe side, tell them you no longer want to take the effexor, but want to know how to alleiviate the side effects.