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.

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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...

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...

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...

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...