I took Effexor for 2 years with little relief from anxiety. After reading up on it, I found that it was a dangerous medication that had wicked withdrawal symptoms. I was switched to Cymbalta, but had the same outcome. I found myself EXTREMELY irritable, lashing out for the smallest thing. Today I went to my doctor because I've been having extreme anxiety and anger the past week. The nurse practitioner refused to give any benzos for immediate relief from my withdrawals from Cymbalta and instead told me BuSpar would give me immediate relief. From what I've read this isn't the case. Not only does it say that it takes 1-3 weeks to work, but it ALSO causes bouts of anger, which is what I am trying to avoid. Do benzos cause anger and irritablility and can I demand these from my doctor knowing they will help?
Thanks in advance for your help.