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Re: How long does withdrawal from Effexor last?

Posted by PoohBear on June 14, 2004, at 14:44:40

In reply to Re: How long does withdrawal from Effexor last? (nm), posted by cahughes on June 14, 2004, at 14:14:31

Withdrawals should last the inverse of the time period that it took for you initial side effects to go away when starting Effexor. If 2 weeks, then about two weeks. This is anecdotal evidence. I am not the first to say this and have not experienced it myself since I am still on Effexor, but the premiss makes sence to me:

You brain takes a certain amount of time to get *used* to the chemical change that an AD brings. It only makes sense that when the drug is withdrawn, that your brain will THEN need some time to get used to life without it.

Just my two cents. Do NOT stop taking Effexor "cold turkey". Titrate down SLLLOOOWWWLY.





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