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Re: Brain Shivers Trying to Get off Effexor! HELP!

Posted by AWR on October 22, 2004, at 7:37:49

In reply to Re: Brain Shivers Trying to Get off Effexor! HELP! nsr, posted by jujube on October 13, 2004, at 18:38:37

This website is a blessing. I am in day 4 switching from Effexor to Wellbutrin. My dr. told me to make a direct switch - drop the Effexor and immediately start with the WB. By the middle of day 2, I felt terrible and the night sweats( which I'm used to because of starting menopause) were like nothing I've ever had before. I read some postings here and called my dr. I am now tapering off the Effexor and sticking with the WB and feel tired, but almost normal.
In the first two days I was dizzy, jaggedy, having frequent and had scary brain zaps and was tired tired tired. I now am just a little tired, a litte dizzy and have light night sweats. More importantly, I know that is getting better and going to resolve soon.
So, what worked for me - listening to people on this site - truly a blessing, calling my doctor, and tapering the Effexor. One last tip - in the Asian food section, you can buy candied ginger slices - buy some and just let them dissolve - it gives temporary help to queasiness.
Again, thank you all - just knowing there are people who have experienced this, that they respond, and that it gets better made a huge difference.




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