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4 days ago · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Let me give you some advice…do NOT DRINK while taking psychiatric meds. It just makes things worse. It feels great when you’re drinking, but it will feel even worse once it goes away. It’s a dead end. I know….I was there. I just quit one day, and never looked back. You should do the same. Good luck. (Hope I wasn’t too harsh!)

Dec 17, 2019 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Not really. It just seems that at the dosage prescribed (0.5mg. 2 times /day), it doesn’t help . And I’m afraid to go hIgher in dose. And it seems that after it’s done, the anxiety can come back worse. Sigh.

Dec 16, 2019 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

The major symptom is anxiety. I do have Xanax, but VERY RARELY take it. Too scared of it.

Dec 16, 2019 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Update, if anyone cares. Down to 24 mg. (beads) from 75mg. Anxiety is horrible. Should I just cut this short, and get off immediately? Suggestions welcome.

Dec 2, 2019 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

So you’re taking Effexor xr? Capsules? They have beads inside. Are you counting beads?.

Dec 1, 2019 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I’m in the same boat. Down to almost 37.5. How did you do it? I’m removing beads from Effexor xr.