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Effexor Withdrawl, XR or IR cubic_me

Posted by KimberlyDi on September 8, 2003, at 15:31:21

In reply to Re: Effexor Withdrawl, posted by cubic_me on September 6, 2003, at 13:47:00

Having been on Effexor IR for many months, and just recently making the switch to the XR version, I think I can safely say that the XR version is less forgiving of missed dosages. I know I'm going to have to plan any lowered dosages carefully. And no, I wasn't warned about it by my pdoc either. I learned all about it here, at Psycho-Babble.

Maybe lower dosages of the IR Effexor would be easier to withdrawal from?

Good Luck, KDi in Texas

> I've had trouble withdrawing from zoloft before, and now I'm on Efexor. Within a few hours of forgetting a dose I get exactly the same dizzy, nauseous, 'i cant move my head and cant stand up' feeling that has been described.
> I just wish they'd told me about this before I went on the drug, especially when they knew that I had problems coming of an antidepressant before. I'd never heard of these 'discontinuation effects' before, even tho I'm a medical student and had read up before I started the medication. Now I feel like I'm hooked on it because when I withdraw I wont be able to function. The Efexor isnt allieviating my depression either, so I'm going to have to come off it soon to try something else.




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