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What are the symptoms of Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal?

What are the symptoms of Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal?

Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal: Not too pleasant, especially hot flashes & heart racing with stomach upset & dizziness. ...Read more

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Venlafaxine (Definition)

It belong to classification of snri antidepressant also help anxiety start slow go slow its approved for depression and anxiety disorder there are some common side effects important never stop suddenly always taper slowly if you ever ...Read more


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Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal - how long will it take until i'm normal again?

Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal - how long will it take until i'm normal again?

A month: The long lasting symptoms should be better by the 3rd week. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is tranxene for Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal?

Is tranxene for Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal?

No: It's is a minor tranquilizer--for Effexor (venlafaxine) discontinuance symptoms the best is take a small (37.5) of effexor (venlafaxine). ...Read more

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Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal went very wrong (depression/anxiety and anorgasmia), what to do?

Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal went very wrong (depression/anxiety and anorgasmia), what to do?

Let your prescribing: Provider know. Effexor (venlafaxine) taper should be done under medical supervision. You could develop significant discontinuation syndrome and return of depression/ anxiety if you come off it too quickly or before you are ready. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal went very wrong (depression/anxiety and anorgasmia)?

Can you tell me about Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal went very wrong (depression/anxiety and anorgasmia)?

Effexor (venlafaxine): Potential symptoms after stopping Effexor (venlafaxine) include: anxiety, depressed moods, crying, dizziness, paranoia, irritability, drowsiness, restlessness, shaking, headache, ^ sweating, nausea/ vomiting, nightmares, body zaps (electric sensations), shortness of breath, sleep difficulties, fatigue, seizures, irregular heart rate, etc. ...Read more

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Is numbness of the face and shortness of breath a part of Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal?

It is possible: If you abruptly stop taking an antidepressant it is possible to experience an antidepressant discontinuation syndrome. Always taper down antidepressant medication unless severe side effects are present. Rec. Report to your physician your concern and symptoms for further investigation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about Effexor (venlafaxine) XR withdrawal symptoms?

Can you tell me about Effexor (venlafaxine) XR withdrawal symptoms?

Discontinuation sxs: Potential symptoms after stopping Effexor (venlafaxine) include: anxiety, depressed moods, crying, dizziness, paranoia, irritability, drowsiness, restlessness, shaking, headache, ^ sweating, nausea/ vomiting, nightmares, body zaps (electric sensations), shortness of breath, sleep difficulties, fatigue, seizures, irregular heart rate, etc. ...Read more

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Would switching from teva venlafaxine to ran venlafaxine cause withdrawal symptoms ?

Possible: Generic drugs need to be within +/-20% of the bioavailability of the original drug. So theoretically, your new formulation could be providing you with 80% of active molecule of the old one, potentially leading to withdrawal symptoms. Discuss with your prescribing physician. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How can I ease up the flu like symptoms of venlafaxine and lamictal withdrawal when I forgot carrying pills while I'm travelling?

How can I ease up the flu like symptoms of venlafaxine and lamictal withdrawal when I forgot carrying pills while I'm travelling?

Substitute : 1. Substitute with any other ssri you can tolerate, to compensate rather abrupt decline of serotonin. General recommendation to use drug with longer half life: in your case Prozac (fluoxetine) could be right choice. 2 please do not forget your med's next traveling. 3. Lamictal usually does not causing withdraw but 2 days without will require start titration from scratch to avoid other SE Ask your doctor ...Read more

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How can I handle withdrawal from venlafaxine (effexor)?

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How can I handle withdrawal from venlafaxine (effexor)?

Effexor (venlafaxine): Work with your doctor on plan to gradually taper and monitor for withdrawal or recurrence of symptoms. ...Read more

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Withdrawal from venlafaxine (effexor)..What can I expect?

Withdrawal from venlafaxine (effexor)..What can I expect?

Ssri withdrawal: You can read on the internet all horrible things about withdrawal but it can be done safely and with minimal problem. Abruptly stopping the med can lead to flu-like symptoms as early as the next day and lasting for weeks. Also electric shock sensation or 'brain zaps'. None are life threatening or serious but unpleasant. When someone is in remission the symptoms are minor, see cont. ...Read more

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Duloxetine discontinuation, now 15mg, tapering from 60mg during last 30 days, switching to low dose venlafaxine?(because of severe withdrawal symptoms).

Both are SNRI: Gradually tapering off is the right formula for snri discontinuation. Venlafaxine is the same group snri anti-depressant. Venlafaxine has a good efficiency and safety record. However, you should know that discontinuation can lead to venlafaxine withdrawal syndrome. ...Read more

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Can Pure-O be a withdrawal symptom of stopping Venlafaxine?

Can Pure-O be a withdrawal symptom of stopping Venlafaxine?

It is possible : What you are describing is a form of anxiety manifesting as obsessional ruminations after stopping the medication venlafaxine. Yes, it is possible to experience severe withdrawal in this situation. The best treatment is to restart the medication at a low dose. Of course you will want to discuss this with your doctor. Hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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How long will withdrawal effects from Effexor (venlafaxine) XR last?

How long will withdrawal effects from Effexor (venlafaxine) XR last?

Effexor (venlafaxine): Depends on dose &how long you've been on it, usually few weeks after gradualtapering ...Read more

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How long will withdrawal effects from Effexor (venlafaxine) XR last?

Effexoe: Depends on dose &how long you've been on it, usually few weeks after gradualtapering ...Read more

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For how long do symptoms of withdrawal from Effexor (venlafaxine) last?

May last weeks: To avoid withdrawal effects, Effexor (venlafaxine) should be tapered gradually. Otherwise, withdrawal effects may last several weeks after the medication is stopped. ...Read more

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How much time do symptoms of withdrawal from Effexor (venlafaxine) last?

How much time do symptoms of withdrawal from Effexor (venlafaxine) last?

Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal?: Technically, the effect of stiffing Effexor (venlafaxine) is a "discontinuation syndrome", as opposed to withdrawal. Symptoms may include flu like sxs, disesthesias (zapping feelings), headaches, mood & anxiety symptoms. The length of time these symptoms may last depend on you, the dose of the med b4 stopping & several other factors. Ring your doc, as there are several things s/he may b able 2 do 2 help!:) ...Read more

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What are some tips for reducing withdrawal from Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 300mg?

Why are you stopping: Be sure you should be stopping it, then gradually wean from it if necessary. Exercise or distracting yourself is often helpful. ...Read more

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Is cutting my Effexor (venlafaxine) dose in half a good way to not have withdrawal?

Ask your prescriber: Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal can be significant. Talk to the doctor who prescribed this medication about a plan to taper it before cutting down the dose on your own. ...Read more

Effexor (Definition)

Venlafaxine is a non-tricyclic which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more