Effexor Venlafaxine Withdrawals

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Lexy Says:

My daughter has been trying to taper off effexor for 6 months. She has had nausea, vertigo, brain zaps. A couple days ago she says she felt like crying for non reason. Yesterday she had these feelings off and on all day.
How long does this it last? Is there anything for these crying spells? Please help.

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Verwon Says:

HI, Lexy! I'm very sorry about your daughter is going through.

What type of taper is she doing? Is her doctor helping her?

The crying could mean that she's trying to do it too fast, because that's what usually causes such rebound effects.

Learn more Effexor details here.

If someone has been on them for a long period of time, these medications must be very slowly tapered.

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Lexy Says:
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Thanks for repkying Verwon,
She has been tapering slowly, except when she cut her dose from 150mg (on highest for 6 weeks for anxiety) to 75mg back in Oct 2012.
From Jan 2013 to present she's been tapering to 50mg immediate release tablets. I think it's generic form..
Mood swings came in last week not too bad but is starting college and wants to get off ASAP. Afraid to do Prozac bridge because when she was on it gor a week last year it made her feel depression. As soon as she stopped Prozac she felt herself, except with anxiety attacks. Her anxiety/attacks have lessened considerably.
Any suggestions on how to taper and help with zaps and mood swings?
Appreciate all replies!

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Sharon Says:

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It's horrible to read of this suffering. I came off Effexor absolutely painlessly!!! I was on Effexor 150... Now I did try the first time to come off to fast... And I was in bed for a week... Very, very sick. Than I got smart... I opened a capsule and found about around 150 balls- the number varied. so I started counting 1 out for a week ... Than went to counting out 2... Than the third week went to counting 3 ... Than just keep on doing this till your all done. I never noticed any kind of side effect dropping the dosage - that's how easy it was for me . Good Luck!

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