Re: Effexor XR withdrawal ??
I know exactly where you are coming from! I just stopped taking Effexor XR after 2 years a few weeks ago. I am going through some major withdrawal. I am dizzy/lightheaded ALL the time and the nausea is constant. I even get car sick driving to work (not that I should be driving at all, but what am I supposed to do). My doctor slowly weined me off the Effexor (75mg to 37.5 to 0) because I wanted to try Wellbutrin (to stop smoking). I figured I'd kill 2 birds with one stone (ya know). Well, now I wished I'd just stuck with what I was taking and kept smoking! I don't have the headaches (yet), but this constant "motion-sickness" feeling has got to go! I also cannot stay awake. I fall asleep at 6:00 when I get home from work and I don't wake up the entire night! When I wake up in the morning, I'm still tired and it lasts all day. I don't even want to get out of bed! I'm seriously considering going back on the Effexor just to make all of these withdrawal symptoms go away! Not to mention, I'm crying at the drop of a hat! This is so frustrating!
Last edited by mblsmg; 08-25-2004 at 07:47 AM.