Tapering Effexor but giving up
My husband and I want to get pregnant so my psychiatrist told me to get off Effexor in September. For one week I did one day on 150 and one day on 75, then stayed on 75 for two months. I had more anxiety that usual, but it was bearable and I was happy. Then three weeks ago I started tapering to 37.5. I took my last 75 mg dose a week ago, and on Tuesday had the worst anxiety I've had in years. From then on it's been hell. I can't sleep, eat, the nausea is constant, I cry every day for hours, and the anxiety is non stop.
Finally talked to my psychiatrist who said I might have to increase back to 75 mg.
What do you guys think? Has anyone returned to a previous dose and felt better? How long did it take to feel normal again? Will I be able to have kids?