I have been on effexor 150mg once a day, for abt 3 years. I found out yesterday that I'm 5 weeks pregnant, the doc said thaT I shld leave the effexor immediately as its nt safe during preg. I skipped last night and am alrdy feelng terrible withdrawal symptoms, nausea, dizziness and body pain. How long will tths last?
You may have withdrawal symptoms for as much as a month, but they will gradually get better as time passes. Unfortunately, you'll need to tough it out so to prevent any problems for your baby. If your depression/anxiety returns and is unbearable, please let the doctor know. There are other meds if the benefits outweigh the risks.
hey, how are you doing? I just wanted to say that I have taken Effexor XR through all 3 if my pregnancies, I couldn't function without it. Your stress/anxiety/depression could be worse for the baby too. Nothing is definite with these things. My kids are happy and healthy and I believe the Effexor is what helped me be a better mom.
I found out I was expecting at the end of January and was taking 150mgXL per day my GP weaned me by goin to half dose for 2 weeks then 1 75mgXL every other day for 2 weeks I am now currently 13 wks pregnant and I do struggle now and again but I was prescribed stemitel which is used for vomiting and nausea in morning sickness but I have found that it has stopped almost all of the withdrawal symptoms I was having maybe this is something you could discuss with your gp
- Effexor Information for Consumers
- Effexor Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Effexor (detailed)
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