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Re: Effexor withdrawal side effects

Posted by seeknsolace on May 24, 2004, at 5:40:13

In reply to Re: Effexor withdrawal side effects, posted by babyapehanger on May 24, 2004, at 1:11:06

I've been off effexor 7 wks. The first 4 were horrible. Then symptoms of withdrawal began to subside. The typical symptoms I endured were short term memory loss, felt like I was in a bubble.. a sense of everything was surreal, headaches, sense of my entire being zapped.. still having those but not as intense and occur when I get highly stressed, eat too many carbs and/or get really tired. The first few weeks my body ached like hell. Havent figured out how much of it was due to the anxiety of coming off or the withdrawal itself. It all felt like it would never end, but it did except for the above mentioned "zaps".

If it gets too hard for you.. have your doc put you on prozac.. I took 10 mgs for ten days, it made it more manageable, tho it was still hell after the prozac's (positive) effects were over.

Try to sleep as much as you can, drink tons of water and try to eliminate all possible stress.

> I thank all of you for your postings. I am a recovering alcoholic who went through inpatient therapy jan 1 2004 and the doc put me on effexor 150 mg daily. It did help with the mood swings and other stuff I went through. I am on my second cold turkey day of withdrawal and it sucks. I havent been able to move hardly today and sleep for maybe 15 min a hour. my bp is 145-85 which is normal for me. I do feel woosy and have no ambition now. I know it will pass just like the alcohol withdrawl symptoms did. I am tired of being on drugs. I switched from alcohol to effexor and they both made me feel the same. It is time to do it (life)naturally! Thanks for letting me ramble and if anyone can let me know what I might be in for (symptoms wise) for the next few days it could help.




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