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May 11, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I too have gained weight! For some odd reason, my appetite has increased and I am craving sweets. I've been off of Effexor for 10 days now. It has been a difficult road weaning down from 150 mg. The hardest stage for me is this one. I'm still so sick and dizzy.

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

I left a message this afternoon. Hopefully, she will call me tomorrow.

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

No Advice richyrich, I'm on my second try and I don't know if I'll be able to make it.

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

Kerwea, I am one week off of Effexor and I am having paranoia feelings like I can't breathe. I've been sleeping in my recliner in an upright position. It is causing anxiety and panic. Yes to nightmares and very vivid dreams. Add to this I have bad vertigo and finding it hard to focus. Not fun.

Apr 12, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Hi, again you brave people. I feel like we are all going into battle against this hideous drug. I weaned down to 37.5 on the 4th and 3 days later I had to go back up to 75. I was so sick I couldn't hold my head up. The headaches and nausea, vomiting and vertigo were very severe. I called my P-Doc and she said to go back on the 75 for another week and try again. So today I started the 37.5 again. I weaned off of Buspirone with no problem at all and did well coming off of the Effexor too until I reached this 37.5 dose. We have been decreasing very slowly. I've been on Effexor for over 25 years and other psych drugs for Bi-Polar disorder and now I have kidney disease..coincidence? I don't know but my doctor said these drugs are hard on the kidneys. Strangely I haven't experienced any emotional problems at all. All physical. Anyway, here I go again. Wish me luck. I hope I won't be back in another week saying I couldn't do it again.xxoo

Apr 4, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

It is so comforting to know that others know what I am going through. Thank you for your post! 6 weeks of this though might do me in. LOL

Apr 4, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

You don't know how helpful your post has been to me. Thank you so much. I am so sick right now on the 37.5 mg that I am stuck in my recliner. It's the only place where I'm reasonably okay. As long as there is no motion. Even watching the movement on the TV makes me dizzy. I notice that everything sounds loud. I'm trying very hard to rid this poison from my system. Both of my Doctors are very knowledgeable about how hard the withdrawals are with Effector so that is a help. Again thank you so much for your post.

Apr 3, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I wrote in March how I had begun to wean off of Effexor after 20+ years of use. I was on 150 mg. My Psychiatrist lowered my dose from 150mg to 75mg and for a month I had no problems or withdrawals. She then lowered it to 37.5mg and for the past week, I have been so sick. Dizzy, nausea, vomiting, problems focusing, chills sweating and a feeling of restlessness of my arms and legs and a constant headache. I called my doctor today for advice and she told me I could go back on the 75mg for a week and see if the symptoms disappeared. If they did it would my decision either to go back to the 37.5mg dose or wait another 4 weeks before trying again. In the meantime, I have been prescribed Ondansetron for nausea. I'm asking for advice. I want to get this poison out of my system as I have recently been diagnosed with stage 3 kidney failure and Effexor is one of the drugs that are bad for kidneys. I'd like to soldier on but I don't know if I can. Any advice welcome.