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Mon, Aug 12 7:20am · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

My mother and my work are the two biggest stressors. I have always been quiet and backward, so social anxiety is horrible, my mother is a compulsive gambler and is being evicted for not paying her rent. She blames everyone else but herself. Meaning, she blames her kids for not helping her and the landlord for not letting her make payments to catch up her back rent. And the already gave her two payment plans that she didn’t keep. So exhausting.

Mon, Aug 12 7:13am · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

No worries, I knew what you met, but probably need a food Psychiatrist as well! lol, it made me smile, things happen for a reason and I needed that smile. So thanks for the typo, don’t be embarrassed.

Sat, Aug 10 5:08pm · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I have not taken Effexor since March. I was on Prozac for 2 months and the anxiety and dry mouth were unbearable, so I tapered off of that, then was put on Zoloft, same thing after a week, horrible side effects, tapered off of that, then a month later on nothing I was put on WellbutrinXL. One week and I was crazy anxious and irritable. I stopped this 3 days ago. Today I am so irritable and depressed it’s horrible. I just hope I can get back in with my Psychiatrist soon.

Sat, Aug 10 4:15pm · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I just know, I can’t continue like this. I can’t function at work or home. Have no energy or interest in anything and I cannot enjoy life at all. I just want to cry and hide from everyone and everything.

Sat, Aug 10 4:10pm · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

A week in my symptoms intensified greatly, that I felt like I was going out of my mind, restless, agitated, anxiety. I tried to get through that and I couldn’t, so I would stop and two days later I was better. Then a month being on nothing I was needing something again. My PCP is definitely not helping.

Sat, Aug 10 12:17pm · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I’m needing advice. I am off of Effexor since March. I took Prozac as a bridge for a while as the withdrawals were bad. Since then I have been on every SSRI available and have horrible side effects, restlessness, restless legs, anxiety, agitation. It seems my body is super sensitive to it. I was recently put on WellbutrinXL, this was even worse for me. I realize I need something for depression and anxiety, and I am hesitant about going back on a SNRI, but I don’t think I have a choice. Any suggestions on what I should try? I left my Psychiatrist and went to my Primary Care Provider, but I believe that was a big mistake. What medicine do you suggest that is not so mind altering as Effexor? I feel like a failure going through all I went through with Effexor and it’s withdrawal to just go back there.

Thu, Jul 25 9:33pm · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

@sandij I took Prozac as a bridge as well and had horrible anxiety and restless legs, my dr kept increasing it and it made my symptoms worse. I quit taking it and my symptoms eased, I realized now it was side effects from the medicine. She switched me to Zoloft and it is doing the same thing. Apparently I can not tolerate SSRI meds. She is wanting to try trilacilic meds, may have spelled that wrong, has anyone tried these types of meds before?