“I am sooooo glad I found this website!It feels really good to know that I am not alone with this HORRIBLE problem. I have been on Effexor XR 150mg for about a year and a half now and have tried quitting once.
When I tried quitting the first time I went cold turkey and made it to seven days without a pill.At the time,I had no idea that the withdrawal symptoms would last so long and so I would wake up in the morning expecting the symptoms to be gone….not so,they just got worse and worse.
Now it’s time for me to get off of this stuff once and for all!!!!Now I know how severe the withdrawal is and I will be trying all of the suggestions mentioned on this site.
I have three pills left and will wean down by taking the beads out of the pills,i’ll take an ungodly amount of benadryl,omega 3 fatty acids,5 htp,draumamine,flax seed oil,fish oil…..
I am scared to death!!!!I know that for me,the withdrawal is soooooo bad!!!I can’t even function!Head zaps,nausea,diarreah,extreme dizziness,extreme irritability….and all the rest. However,I want off of this stuff so badly that I am willing to go through it so long as it eventually subsides.
My biggest fear is that these symptoms will never go away and be there forever. But from reading the posts on this site I now know that these symptoms DO NOT last forever and after about two weeks the worst of it is over and the symptoms decline steadily after that.
I want to thank EVERYONE who posted their experiences here.I am so sorry for all of the agony suffered by some of you and I pray that all of you will get through this.
Thank you for letting me know that I am not alone.Good luck and god bless all of you.
End of comments by PAUL.
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