Coming Off EffexorI began taking 150 mg of Effexor two years ago. I began taking it for anxiety and panic attacks. I was put on Zoloft before, but I couldn't handle it. I am now coming off this drug and having major withdrawal symptoms. Effexor was no longer working and I don't dare go to a higher dose. I have been weaning myself off of it for a while. Although it doesn't seem to make a difference. It has been five days now without and I really just want to lay in bed and cry. I say lay in bed because sleep is not an option. I am experiencing jolts through my body, especially in my arms and teeth, I can't sleep, I am extremely emotional and everything makes me cry, I am eating constantly(not because I'm hungry but because it seems to ease the pressure on my body, even if momentarily), I have feelings of dizziness(turning my head creates brain zaps and I feel like I'm falling over), I cannot stay warm, my motor skills seem to have taken a serious hit and my stomach is extremely upset.
I just want this to end, and I never want to experience anything like this again. I just wanted to talk this out a little and see if it may help. I am feeling anxious, but luckily the panic attacks aren't hitting. *smile* Wish me luck