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Oct 11, 2019 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

HI Suzanne – your symptoms sound like what I had when I was getting off venlafaxine. Was only up to 112.5 but when I stopped taking any for more than every other day I too felt nauseous, dizzy, achey, and tired. It was reading the posts on this site that encouraged me not to take a pill when I had been off for seven days. I'm now over two weeks [maybe even three] and no longer have those symptoms. Your situation will be different, but know that we have felt what you are going through.

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

That is great! MY BP has been up since on this so now that I am off hope it will go down

Sep 30, 2019 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Can you ask your doctor or pharmacist to prescribe the proper amount in multiple capsules – so you would start with 4 x 37.5mg at one time to make up 150 and then taper down with the number of pills you take each time?

Sep 29, 2019 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

No depression. Just hot flashes and hypothyroidism. I blindly started taking the pills because the doctor said he was going to make me feel better and I believed him. Why would I doubt him? that was then. after a year of taking it I decided to read the pamphlet that came with my refill and realized all the things I had been complaining about to my new doctor were symptoms of venlafaxine. So then I researched it more and found out what it was really for. but it never seemed like the right time to try and go off it – til this year. Day 10 and feeling good!

Sep 28, 2019 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I just want to say thank you to the folks who have posted here. I have gone through many of the posts the last few days in an effort to help with my withdrawal. I have spent the last six months tapering from 112.5 to 75 to 37.5. then 37.5 every other day and stretching it to three days. I am now nine days since my last tablet and it was awful! I spent two days in bed feeling like I had the flu. If I wasn't self-employed, I don't know how I would have kept a job and gone through this.

Today is the first in 9 that I am starting to feel back to myself. I stopped with the worrying about what I ate [thanks for the weight gain venlaxafine] and just let myself eat whatever and whenever. Carbs, carbs carbs. Due to advice on here I started taking omega-3 a couple of times a day. So far today no dizzies although they usually were more prominent in the even so time will tell.

I am still angry with the doctor who prescribed this stupid drug for hot flashes four years ago. He is an endo and I went to him for my thyroid issue and mentioned my hot flashes – to this day I can hear him say "we'll have you feeling better in no time" Wrong. The last four years have not been great and I discovered most of my symptoms were side effects of this drug. Had I known how hard it would be to quit I would never have started. I am so grateful to have found this forum to help me through the difficult withdrawal.

those of you who have been on a higher dose than I was, I can't imagine what you are going through. I know from reading here 9 days is still early days in the withdrawal process but knowing that others got through it keeps me from breaking down and taking a pill. I'm not starting from scratch after having gone this long already.
Thank you

Sep 28, 2019 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

@secretwhitepop I can't tell you how relieved I felt when I read this post. I too had been smelling cigarette smoke and I live alone and don't smoke. I was starting to think I was being haunted by my grandmother who smoked!