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A month: The long lasting symptoms should be better by the 3rd week. Good luck. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
How long should I wein off Effexor (venlafaxine) 75mg for until I can be Effexor (venlafaxine) free without withdrawal symptoms, last time I tried was hell..?
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
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
Duloxetine discontinuation, now 15mg, tapering from 60mg during last 30 days, switching to low dose venlafaxine?(because of severe withdrawal symptoms).
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
Effexoe: Depends on dose &how long you've been on it, usually few weeks after gradualtapering ...Read more
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