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Jan 28, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

It took 3 weeks of hell before I felt like myself again.  There should be laws to prevent nurse practitioners from prescribing this crap before ruling out physical causes of insomnia hmm 5 bulging discs, spondylitis, scoliosis, arthritis gee wiz I wonder why woke up in spasms!!!!  

Jan 7, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

A nurse practitioner put me on 150 of Effexor XR for “Generalized Anxiety disorder” 6 months ago. I was never seen a mental health Dr. Fast forward after physical therapy x-rays and 3 MRI’s I have been diagnosed with 5 bulging discs, arthritis in my spine and spondylosis. Last week I had a nerve block to try to postpone surgery. I have a vacation coming up that I planned over a year ago. The nerve block seems to be working. I’m disgusted with the practice that put me on Effexor. I made an appointment with my old PCP for the 31st of January. Two days ago I decided I no longer wanted take the Effexor. I stopped cold turkey. I guess I should have read about the dangers prior to doing so but I’m so disgusted. Now I fee like I have a mild stomach bug. I will call my PCP tomorrow. I have never been diagnosed with any sort of mental illness in the past. I am 58 years old. I’ve endured a lot of loss in my life but never felt I couldn’t put one foot in front of the other. I have a high pain threshold. The Effexor was prescribed for sleep. I believe strongly the reason I wasn’t sleeping had much more to do with physical pain than mental state. My husband said I had a couple of sleep disturbances last night. I feel fine mentally just a a little queasy and foolish. Is there any significant danger physically of waiting until tomorrow to call my pcp? I am not alone my husband is here. There is a hospital within a mile of our home I pushing fluids (sport drinks) to stay hydrated and keep my electrolytes in check.