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Tue, Apr 7 7:31pm · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Hi and welcome.
Don’t give up, it may get a little worse before it gets better, you are doing great!

Sun, Apr 5 9:00pm · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

well i think acceptance has alot to do with it. Especially with DP/DR.. it's everything actually.

Sun, Apr 5 8:18am · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

At the risk of sounding obsessive

Has anyone used trazadone for sleep whilst withdrawing from Effexor? Although I’m over a 1.5months off Effexor XR I’ve been prescribed (and accepted) trazadone 50mg for sleep. Since this was originally an antidepressant at higher doses back in the day I’m concerned that it’s stunting or extending my overall withdrawal. So if it naturally takes me 3/6/12 months to get off, With no aid, I’m just resetting my tapering schedule to 0 every time I use it and that it’s going to be yet another drug I need to get off of and go through this whole process again.. aarrrgg ..because as we know, when you ask a doctor with help with symptoms, you get a drug. And I am trying to do this as holistically as possible. (Haven’t needed Ativan in over 5 days)…

Another thing that bugs me is that if I have a good day, it’s the drug, not “I’m finally starting to feel good and seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

Does this make any sense to anyone ?

Thanks for reading

Sun, Apr 5 6:46am · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Thanks for sharing your story @texasduchess. It’s confirmation again to me that it’s possible to live a life med free. I was wondering about that akithisia thing. I have that when I have higher anxiety levels too

Sun, Apr 5 6:42am · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Thank you so much for this feedback, I needed it. I will take your advice! I find my self looking online and YouTube for positive feedback on folks that have succeeded after as long as me at Getting off. I have found a few.. it’s hard not to become obsessed with searching, but on the flip side, it’s easy to come across something that will make you feel worse about everything. 😀

Fri, Apr 3 3:38pm · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Hello @secretwhitepop, yes, i'm an almost regular meditator. I say almost because there are times when i feel like maybe now isn't a good time to sit and be still.

Fri, Apr 3 9:20am · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

thank you for this feedback @texasduchess . can i ask, were you on long? (you also, literally just reminded me to take my vitamins :P)