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

Hey tshere95! I am a medical professional, which angers me even more that I even allowed being put in Effexor. I do agree to a point that big pharma has a lot to do with things, but with Effexor, you have to be careful with things like your blood pressure, heart rate and a multitude of other issues, even if you’ve never had an issue before. Effexor raises blood pressure in many when they’re routinely on it. The stress when going cold turkey after your brain has become used to it (in just a couple of weeks) is in for a shock just stopping it. Please speak with your pharmacist and have them send recommendations to your physician. There’s no shame in going slow. I thought I could handle it too. Tho I’m through the worst of it now, I could have gotten something to help…but I didn’t. You don’t feel like yourself at all when coming off this horrible drug. Just my 2 cents. Good luck! 🙂

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

I got started on Wellbutrin 150mg XR at the same time as when I started weening as well. It probably helped some but I think I came off the Effexor too quickly. Anyway. Glad you’re here. It’s helped me to know I’m not alone!

Apr 27, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Hey there! Number one, no matter the dosage you were on, you should always be weened off. I was only weened for a month and I’m nearing the end of the awlfulness of it. I hope. But I started with nausea, vomiting, feeling almost like out of body, nightmares, emotional/crying over nothing, tingling limbs, brain zaps—you name it, I had it. Now I rarely have the nausea but I’m still emotional. The fact I’ve had another family issue pop up for my son doesn’t help, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. You need weened off tho. Cold turkey could be counterproductive.

Apr 25, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I think I am at the tail end of the withdrawal. Now with only occasional dizzy spells, nausea or nightmares. Starting to feel like myself again but emotional a lot yet. That’s different than “my” depression. Regardless, I’ve made sure anyone I care about refuse to EVER take Effexor and state they are allergic to it. This needs removed from the shelves and is detrimental to the health of Americans. BAN EFFEXOR.

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

You’ve got this! We are ALL stronger than this poison! ALL of us. I refuse to let this define me. I want “me” back and I’m going to get me! 🙂

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

What I want to know, is why is this even still on the market?? I know it’s been removed a couple of times but it keeps coming back. Bigpharma at our expense? Hope you all are making it through another day. Still nauseated. Still weird feeling. Still nightmares. Still funky vision/coordination, etc. Good luck. We will get through this!

Apr 9, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I’m so glad to have found this forum! I’m in week 3 of no Effexor. I only got 4 weeks to wean off from 150mg for 3 years for PTSD. I started out feeling nauseated and thought I was sick, then my brain started feeling like it was getting squeezed. This is the most horrible drug I’ve ever take. I’m an RN so most ideas to help are out. Weirdly enough, when I’m focused on my job (hospice educator so no worries of patient care, thank God!), I do a little better. But overall? Still dizzy, still nauseated, emotional…etc….same as the rest of you. I am not suicidal, and doubt I ever would be but God this is horrible! Absolutely the worst. Sometimes it feels like my face is getting sucked in. Weird huh? Anyway. Sadly, it’s good to know I’m not alone. I say sadly because it’s sad SO many of us are going through this. ILL TAKE THE PTSD over this any day.