Depression Community
Side Effects of coming off of Effexor XR
About This Community:

Join others suffering from Depression. Turn to them for guidance and support. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Side Effects of coming off of Effexor XR

I have been on Effexor for almost 12 years.  I asked my doctor about trying to come off.  Boy was I in for a surprise.  I have been reading all the people and their side effects.  I thought I was loosing my mind, but now I know my symptoms are all the same.  My question is will the natural B Bomplex and multivitamins help me?  I was on 75mg and for 3 weeks I have been taking 37.5.  The doctor said to do this for 4 weeks and then start reducing.  Unless I get some other natural help with my head and concentration I will never make it through.  Help
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar f tn
this is a hard drug to come off of in my opinion. you will get through it though. try to hang in there. take care. remar
Blank
Avatar m tn
You can get off the Effexor. It's not easy, but it can be done.

I took 350Mgs a day of Effexor for over 4 years and I was able to wean off it.
Although I had simultaniously swapped the Effexor for another AD medication during the weaning process. That may have made it a bit easier for me, but I still felt like **** for several months.

So are you just stopping all AD meds or is this a swap from Effexor to another drug?

What happened to change your diagnosis of Depression? Does the doc think you just don't need meds anymore?
Blank
449058 tn?1221571741
yeah it was hard for me to come off it, but I managed and got through it. You will too. Good Luck.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
gymdandee commented on  Herbs and Spices Low...
1 hr ago
2020005 tn?1464196836
Blank
KTowne commented on KTowne's status
13 hrs ago
Avatar m tn
Blank
Ball123 commented on photo
17 hrs ago
Blank
Mood Tracker
Track your mood over time
Start Tracking Now
Top Mood Disorders Answerers
Avatar m tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
1551327 tn?1414146344
Blank
Bubulous
Tompkinsville, KY
1415482 tn?1459706314
Blank
Kayannaboo
Kingston, Jamaica
Depression Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Mood Disorders Answerers
Avatar m tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
1551327 tn?1414146344
Blank
Bubulous
Tompkinsville, KY
1415482 tn?1459706314
Blank
Kayannaboo
Kingston, Jamaica