Depression Community
coming off effexor
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to depression, counseling, sleep problems, and nutrition.

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

coming off effexor

I have been on effexor xr for 1 year and am trying to come off. I am weaning myself slowly but have terrible headaches and dizziness. How long does this last. I can handle if if I know how long it will take.
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
i was on it for 5 years and weaned off it. it took me several weeks to get over the withdrawals but it might be faster for you. hang in there, is does get better. take care. remar
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I am going to cut back on 2 of my meds cymbalta and trazadone and I know I will have problems but, I am having problems anyway so I don't feel I have anything to lose hopefully I will feel better---Ilgy
Blank
540310_tn?1343627720
Hey good luck effexor is one of the worst to try and get off. Depending how high your dose is tapper off really really slowly it took me 2 mths cos the withdrawls were horrendous. Hang in there if you have any questions please ask me i was on 450mg of effexor at one stage then when i finally weened off effexor, after vowing never to take effexor again i was put on zoloft but after 12 mths i got severly depressed i was put back on effexor. I have a few different ways you can tapper off if your interested. My doc told me how to and i tried his way then realised i ain't listening to him cos he has never taken it before he just going on what the drug company says and they are trying to make money so they won't say it is ******* hell to get off effexor. sorry if i making you stress over it I honestly know what your feeling. Depending on how long you want to take to ween off and whether your starting another medication depends on how long the withdrawls last. Hang in there though and I am here if you need anything you will feel better make sure you get your liver checked effexoris known to irritate the liver it has iritated mine but it's the most effective antidepressant for me.
Thinking of you x ings81x
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
2020005_tn?1396821681
Blank
KTowne Chloe slept from 9pm to 6:3... Comment
42 mins ago
2020005_tn?1396821681
Blank
KTowne commented on photo
44 mins ago
2020005_tn?1396821681
Blank
KTowne commented on Ellen038's status
45 mins ago
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Mood Tracker
Track your mood over time
Start Tracking Now
Top Mood Disorders Answerers
585414_tn?1288944902
Blank
ILADVOCATE
NY
480448_tn?1397235344
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA
6726276_tn?1388332222
Blank
CRSeaside
Huntington Beach, CA
1110049_tn?1384640486
Blank
4Maddie44
Dorset, United Kingdom
574118_tn?1305138884
Blank
adel_ezz
cairo, Egypt
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
remar
st. louis, MO
Depression Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
1684282_tn?1350782543
Blank
The Death by Heroin
Feb 03 by Julia M Aharonov, DOBlank
Top Mood Disorders Answerers
585414_tn?1288944902
Blank
ILADVOCATE
NY
480448_tn?1397235344
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA
6726276_tn?1388332222
Blank
CRSeaside
Huntington Beach, CA
1110049_tn?1384640486
Blank
4Maddie44
Dorset, United Kingdom
574118_tn?1305138884
Blank
adel_ezz
cairo, Egypt
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
remar
st. louis, MO