I stopped venlafaxine 8/20/12, tapered down to it under medical supervision, it is a horrible experience.
In addition to all the other symptoms I've seen here (and have myself), has anyone experienced an aversion to certain foods? Meat, fish and poultry are the worst but every now and then I find I can't stand certain other foods too.
I've lost 11 pounds even though I can't exercise because of the dizziness. I did need to lose them plus more, but isn't this kind of sudden?
How long did you take to taper off of it and what was the dose? From a lot of the reading I've done on other sites, doctors often don't have a clue how long it can take to taper off of some medications. If you're still having terrible side effects, then you should go up a little on the medication and then wait a bit for things to settle down. There shouldn't be any hurry to get off of it. Both a friend of mine and I went off of it with hardly any problems--but very gradually.
BTW, why did the doctor have you go off of it?
Don't torture yourself. Take it easier. Good luck.
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