Effexor withdrawal symptoms?
Yes, I have had what feels like palpitations, but I have had other side effects with this drug as well. My body tends to take to medication a little to well.
I never really knew of the major side effects of this medication, that is until now.
My side effects include this is all with very light movements, what feels like blood rush to my head and then it all leaves, uncontrollable shaking every few seconds. The rest of my side effects don't happen with just movement but at all times weakness to where I do fall down, nausea, lack of alertness, extreme irritability, not just brain zaps or blood rush feeling but it is the whole body, extreme headaches, sensitivity to light, never feeling full, out of body feeling, feeling of not worthy, uncontrollable crying, night terrors, extreme sweating at night or anytime I sleep, I am not able to stay awake for long periods of time. There are more but I can't explain how to word them correctly. I gave in and took the med again, I am trying to taper down with taking the med everyother day rather than everyday in attempt to make these side effects lessen but so far still the same just not as severe. Good luck and hopefully you can figure out something for yourself that works. So far not a clue for myself yet.
Yes!! I was on 150mg of effexor for close to 2 years because I was "diagnosed" with depression. In march of this year, I was diagnosed with hypersomnolence/borderline narcolepsy after spending $1000's of dollars wondering why no medicine was working for my so-called depression and i was only just always tired. I hate being dependent on any type of medicine so i decided to start decreasing (as my does were actually increased to that amount). I messed up and missed a couple doses when my prescription ran out and immediately regretted it. I started getting super dizzy, nauseated (actually threw up), electrical shocks in my fingers, palpitations, headaces, brain fog, vertigo-like symptoms, and horrible mood swings. I looked up the medicine and possible withdrawals, then lo and behold, I'm not anywhere near the only one. This made me want to get off of it even more. Last month I dropped down to 75mg, and started feeling moderate but tolerable symptoms again.
Once they stopped, I dropped down to 37.5mg. Again the symptoms appeared. Today is my 4th day taking NOTHING whatsoever. I'm experiencing brain delay, vertigo symptoms in my head, electrical shocks in my fingers, and headaches. Ive also been more tired the past few days, but i find it easier to just sleep and not deal with the symptoms. They are mild, but they are there and absolutely frustrating. I refuse to take another pill as it is not bad enough for me to have to. If u have any questions, feel free to ask!!
I know this is old but just wanted to see if anyone would still respond.
I had to come off it by accident about 3 weeks ago. Fish oil helped with nearly everything after the initial flu feeling. I still have the "heart flutters". anyone know how long it took for those to go away? I hate it
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