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Nov 6, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Hi, Im not sure what you mean about sex overload. I am of the hippie generation, but never participated in the "free love" mantra of the day. I don't participate now, either. I am now single, never even have a date. The events I described in my post were horrific and painful.

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

I have been off effexor for nearly two months, after a twenty year run. It wasn't fun. In fact, now Im not even sure stopping it was a great idea, because I have not noticed feeling any better. Not much has changed. However, I will give it time, and if I should decide to get back on antidepressants, I will not take effexor again. A doctor has recommened BUSPAR as it does not have severe withdrawal effects.

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

Yup, it does blow. My original doctor retired and I have been stuck with two new ones who really seem to know little about serotonin deficiencies. The new one said to go on BUSPAR if I decide I need to go back on antidepressants. Not back to effexor. I am going to try and work this sleep thing out. The major stuff, like nausea, vertigo, diarrhea, vision weirdness….all that is gone now. So I'll keep at it. And evenutally I may go doctor shopping as well. I smoke 5 butts a day and was planning on quitting at the end of October, but I think I am going to delay that goal for a while.
Best of luck to you. kathryn

Oct 24, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Thank you JK. I appreciate your encouragement.

Oct 24, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Actually, I had no good reason to go off it except that I felt 20 years of a drug was surely long enough. I also believed it would be kind of nice to be able to feel something again, to cry. I was beginning to feel heartless as I had little response to almost everything. I also thought maybe the drug was causing me to sleep so much of my life away. Well, now I cannot sleep at all and that's not working either. I am a zombie. The psychiatrist says maybe I should go on BUSPAR now? What is this drug? He says it has no withdrawal effects. I don't know. I am just goiing to see if I can work this out on my own. My regular doctor is very anal. She gave me 15 lorazapams, and said it they didn't last for 3 months I should go back on effexor. These doctors. I'm just not liking any of them.

Oct 24, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Most all withdrawal side effects are gone now. The last to go was the nausea. But I am having unbelievable sleep problems. I cannot figure out what my new normal is and I am just not sleeping the way I used to. The dr. prescribed nuerontin to help me sleep, and one of those knocked me off my keister. I won't take another. I slept a good 12 hours a night on effexor.

Oct 24, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I've been off almost 8 weeks now. I just don't know. Not sure I will make it.

Oct 21, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I just went to a psychiatrist, one who is supposed to know about all medications. He was no help at all. He did prescribe neurontin to help me sleep. He said all my other symptoms from discontinuation are anxiety, not symptoms of withdrawal. wtf.