for example, you can write a plan that says, “starting dose: 300mg; 1st reduction: 225mg; 2nd dose reduction: 150mg; 3rd dose reduction: 75mg; 4th dose reduction: 37. if you stop taking effexor, you may start to feel bad again. i did have a few mild side effects that lasted briefly and spent the next two years in effexor heaven so to speak, apart from a little weight gain, all the symptoms of my anxiety dwindled away.
second, i've been on 75mg per day since 2000 and i have to tell you, it has saved my life. if you’re stopping effexor, you may be able to compensate for medication by exercising regularly. have been on effexor xr for about 7 months while slowly increasing my dosage and now i'm at 112. i was on 75mg until a year ago and then started on 37.'m in my first day of effexor withdrawal because my moronic doctor's office hasn't called in the authorization for my refills; it's been over 24 hours.
i would implore women to consider all other options before using effexor in pregnany, even switching to another drug which is has been around for a lot longer and has more clinical research behind it. effexor is prescribed by doctors to treat depression, anxiety disorders, as well as panic disorder. i was prescribed 150mg at the time by my family doctor, who at the time informed me that effexor had less side effects than other ssri's used in the past. you may have to taper off effexor and then restart celexa.
i was prescribed effexor by a local gp after being "diagnosed" with depression and ptsd after a long term relationship broke down. after consultation with my gp we decided to taper off from 150mg to 75mg, which i believe is normal procedure, according to the drug company who makes the drug.
Tapering "How to" for Effexor -- Method 1
Weaning off effexor xr 75mg
.st johns wort tea helps the same way effexor does but no withdrawal effects. years ago, i had the same problems with paxil, being told i must first "wean" off the paxil before taking the effexor. my doc & i knew i would no longer have health insurance so we devised a weaning off plan: i slowly weaned off effexor over the course of about 5 months. found out that i was pregnant four days ago and i have been taking effexor xr 150mg for about 2 years. the doctor had me stop the celexa and start the effexor. you can see by my user name i am yet another victim of the dreaded effexor withdrawal syndrome. none f the docs seem to of heard of these extreme withdrawal effects but get down to 75mg and taper from there it gets easier every day!.being on effexor and dealing with withdrawal from the effexor is the worst experience i've faced. obviously omega oil played a huge part in kicking effexor. you have difficulty getting off effexor, your doctor may switch you to fluoxetine (prozac). stopping or tapering off effexor until you speak to your doctor.
i began using effexor after a work injury- physical trauma to my head caused 6 disks in my neck/back to protrude & another has an annular tear and i've also ended up with fibromyalgia- because my physician suggested this would help to decrease my pain. i am only relating my experience when withdrawing from effexor..My true concern is how will coming off effexor effect me (its been a week), what can i do to make myself feel better (this is cold turkey style).