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getting off effexor xr

I am so thankful to all of you who have added to this post. I am also in the process of weaning of effexor xr 150mg.  I started cutting back to having one 150mg capsule every second day 10 days ago, I was waiting to get paid and so today is my third day without one. I am about to go get 75mg script filled.  I have been clenching my teeth, I keep forgetting things mid sentence, I am irritable, angry, no sex drive, want to sleep all the time but dream crazy dreams every night.  I have dizziness, headaches, fuzzy feeling in my forhead and lips, I also feel faint and have this disgusting taste in my mouth and throat.  I have acne for the first time in my life.  I am eating too much, and sugar cravings are ridiculous.  I can not wait to get off this drug.  I lack support because my husband disagrees with it, I have two kids and this week I have been yelling like  a crazy woman, I feel so sad for them, i don't want them to remember this week.  I am praying that I will have a 'normal' life once off this drug.   Praying for all of you who are also in this place.
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There are some medications used for short-term use to reduce the withdrawal symptoms that I know that you can discuss with your doctor.

But check this out: http://www.***********.org/effexor.aspx

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replace the *********** with ''***********'' to get access to the site.

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