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Re: How long for these withdrawals to end??

Posted by msdepres on April 13, 2004, at 15:53:09

In reply to Re: How long for these withdrawals to end??, posted by BR549 on April 9, 2004, at 23:27:39

This is my first time on any chat board and can hardly believe. I have been taking effexor for about 2.5 years. I had tried several combinations with the assist of my psch dr. Found that wellbutrin and effexor actually was best in taking care of anxiety and depression. No problems while on it.
I began a withdrawal regime about 4 weeks ago, going from 150 to 75 to 37.5 and as of Sat. no more effexor.
I looked at this board before but just figured I wouldn't have these problems - HA HA!
It is awful. I have all the symptoms and it is only day 3. I'm not sure I got a straight answer on how long these symptoms would continue, but it sounds like 2 weeks. Has this been the case?
Thank you (I think its BPS) for your funny, but not funny description of your experience (I shared with my husband so he wouldn't be surprised - divorce sounds good right now). I've got every single symptom, including a crying jag last night. The most disturbing is the brain zaps/shocks, and head and/or body movement faster than my sight or brain. I reallly hate this.
Thank you all for being out these. I don't feel better, and am still anxious/nervous/???, but knowing I'm not alone helps.
Any new advise - or explanation from someone who is "past" this wonderful/yuk experience.




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