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Jan 31, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

You were so right about the dry eyes and constipation. Can anyone comment on whether these symptoms, especially dry mouth, will go away after I stop the effexor?

Jan 2, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

After 20 + years on prozac for OCD, depression and anxiety, my gynecologist (!) switched me to Lexapro. I developed dry-mouth and very viscous saliva with bubbles. I stopped taking lexapro. Dry mouth continued. Two weeks later the neurologist put me on effexor. I have been taking 75 mg ER for 2 months. I feel really good – the anxiety is not there, I am not tired or depressed. The problem is the dry mouth has not gone away. It is making me nuts. No one has mentioned dry-mouth as a side effect of SNRI’s in this discussion group. My PCP thinks I should eliminate the effexor and allow more time without an antidepressant to see if the dry mouth will resolve itself. Has anyone had a similar experience? I wish I could attribute the dry mouth to something else but have been unsuccessful. Your experiences getting off effexor are shocking. I had no idea and was not forewarned of the dangers of discontinuing.