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Re: Effexor Withdrawal Highly Overrated

Posted by Gretchen on May 11, 2003, at 19:50:28

In reply to Re: Effexor Withdrawal Highly Overrated, posted by dongerue on March 19, 2003, at 21:48:28

> > I recently switched from Effexor to Welbutrin. Had no problems with withdrawal. The Dr. Had me ramp down. I switched due to sexual side effects. That was the only side effect I had, otherwise the Effexor was working great. Wish I could say the same for the Welbutrin.
> It may have been no problem with you but it is a purple bitch for me. I tapered off reducing dosage at the rate of 37mg per week. I then quit and I felt nausiated, headaches, general malaise, ringing in the ears, with sudden sharp disturbances in ears and eyes. I quit and switched to welbutrin for the same reason you mentioned, but as of now, I have been off all effexor for two weeks and I still feel awful. I don't know the answer yet but I will let you know. Any help would be appreciated

Hey, it is KILLING Me! I went cold-turkey for 3 days and about committed suicide - not knowing that it was effects from this. I have been tapering off now for 3 weeks and still feel the side-effects... as I write. Dizziness, vertigo, disoriented, confusion, etc. I am hoping that at some point this will end! I am now down to the smallest capsule dosage every 3 (count'em THREE) days and I still get these symptoms after about 48 hours. ARGH!! So upsetting considering I went in asking for Ambien to help me sleep, but the doctor said "oh that is adiciting - try Effexor". YA, like THIS is not addicting!! Anything that is this hard to get off of is certainly addicting! I can handle not sleeping at night, but this is rediculous!




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