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Hi there.
I hope you don't mind me asking you this.Did you manage to come off Venlafaxine?.
I've been on this horrendous drug for 12 years and have tried to withdraw from it 4 times but always went back to the full dose of 225mg as the withdrawals were so bad.
Many Thanks for reading this post.

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I am presently on 150mg of venlafaxine. I was bumped up from 112.5 because of renewed anxiety, lack of concentration, trouble sleeping, digestive issues. However I am still feeling these things. I am asking myself are they symptoms of the disease or side effects of the medication. Has anyone had this happen to them?


Hi, it took me 4 yrs to titrate down & off from 75mg V. I have been off for 1 year. The issues you have had are seemingly commonplace, as the lower the titrated dose, the more extreme are the w/drawl effects. So, giving up is tempting. Even after a year after stopping, they persist in my case. I have read such (post cessation) effects can "wax & wane" for a very long time, but do (eventually), become less debilitating & frequent. Having said that, everyone is different and these (withdrawal) symptoms reportedly vary wildly. It seems nearly half of people on VEN / EFFEXOR get varying degrees of withdrawal effects.