I Will Be Effexor Free

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    Tomorrow marks my third week of being Effexor

    free. Brain zaps only occasionally, dizziness has been under control since starting claritin (odd suggestion from another web site but working!) Now on to the emotional bs. One minute I get a glimpse of how happy I could feel and the next minute I'm ready to die. All while...
    KieshaM KieshaM
    36-40, F
    Sep 17, 2015

    PART 4 Came off fully July 7th.

    It is now 22nd Oct. I am feeling like I am getting to be my long forgotten self (ie before effexor). I do not feel as sensitive or like I will be upset(anger, tears...) as I had. I have been feeling like I've turned the corner for the last few weeks but didn't want to count...
    frankiegee frankiegee
    46-50, M
    Oct 22, 2014

    Effexor Withdrawal

    I'm experiencing complete disorientation, chills one minute... sweating the next, CONSTANT headache that will NOT go away.. nausea extreme irritation towards anything and everything. if i move my eyes too quickly to look at something i feel as if im going down a hill on a roller...
    rachface127 rachface127
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 28, 2012

    Effexor/lexapro Withdrawl. Help.

    Written on August 22nd, 2012 Doc gave me lexapro to help taper off effexor. Thinking i may have tapered off the lexapro too fast. Anyway i'm off both now for a week and the side effects are horrendous. Dying to know: Did anything help curb the symptoms? How long do the...
    Grasswasgreener Grasswasgreener
    41-45, F
    1 Response Aug 22, 2012

    Effexor Withdrawal Has Been Hell

    I am on week 8 of being off effexor, a little over a week and a half ago my doc finally tried me on 10mg of prozac..which I was hopeful would be the strategy to get me back to normal and low and behold I seem to be worse, I have this feeling of not being really here or nothing...
    nans1 nans1
    1 Response Feb 21, 2013

    Elast Little Bits Of Effexor

    Brain shocks, sweating. Wanting to cry like a baby. I am at the tail end of being free of effexor. Keeping busy is key. Fingers crossed.
    Mulhollandrive Mulhollandrive
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Aug 4, 2012

    My psychiatrist is weaning me off venlafaxine

    starting tomorrow I'll be down to 75mgs and she added welbutrin 100mgs 2x a day with my limictal 25mgs 2x a day :)
    deleted deleted
    Sep 8, 2015

    I am on my 6th day of no effexor I cry over

    everything which I can handle, what I can't handle is being nauseated and my body hurts. I was on effexor for 3 months at the lowest dose...anyone know how long this will last???
    lilibean99 lilibean99
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 9, 2015

    It is an evil drug with typically misleading

    "marketing". But in truth I blame the Dr's especially psychiatrists and their unholy alliance with drug companies. Btw The drug companies DO NOT want to cure anyone of anything (there's no money in that) - they want to do what they are doing - having drugs people take EVERY day...
    frankiegee frankiegee
    46-50, M
    1 Response Aug 6, 2014

    My 3rd "I Will Be Effexor Free" Post.

    It's me back again. Last week I wrote saying I felt terrible after starting and getting through the first 3-4 weeks of physical withdrawal. Week 6 was a real trial and scary too. I think I had dropped off my fish oil(omega 3) and vitamins a bit too early. After some reading (it...
    frankiegee frankiegee
    46-50, M
    1 Response Aug 26, 2014

    This is my second post here.

    In my first I was saying how I got through it all. Well?? Truth is I believe there's a part two that I am only now discovering to these withdrawals. After getting through the physical - brain zaps and dizziness stuff for 3-4 weeks, I am now finding there's another part to this...
    frankiegee frankiegee
    46-50, M
    Aug 19, 2014
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