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Came off Effexor

Posted by ando35 on February 5, 2015, at 17:04:58

I came off Effexor 4 weeks ago after tapering for a year. I just sort of lowered the dose really low to like 25 mg or 15 and stayed there because I couldn't come off it. The doc added wellbutrin to come off it about a year ago too.

Anyways I am finally off it. The first two weeks I was tired but sort of ok. But now I am a wreck. The anxiety is horrible. It is the same sort of weird anxiety/paranoia I used to suffer. Just so anxious I don't know what to say to people. I am afraid to get up to go to the bathroom. Bizarre, I know. The thing is this is how I used to feel. As a kid, and just a few years ago. Efexor was one of the few meds that "cured" this, that made me feel normal.

I was coming off it because I thought efexor was causing sexual side effects but it was not the effexor after all.

Is this anxiety withdrawal or just me going back to how I was pre treatment?

I feel bad about going back on it because I have been on meds 15 years and that doesnt seem right, like am just using them to numb myslef.

However, I really do not think I can function like this. I don't know if I can work or cope, I am paralyzed with fear.

Any input?




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