I had to stop taking effexor because of the side effects. Generally side effects for a new medication like an anti-depressant, you need to give it 2-4 weeks and things simmer down.
You need to decide for yourself if the good outweighs the bad, and then speak to your doctor. Please, please, don't stop taking them outright, figure out a weening plan with your doc.
My Ob doc told me stop taking the Effexor xr then the next day start the Zoloft and Buspar. The pharmacist told me that the withdrawls should be lessened because I am switching med's.
All I know is I am suffering from SEVERE anxiety and panic attacks and fears during this pregnancy and NEED help! I am just trying to find out how long these withdrawls are going to last!
Effoerex causes birth defects