Effexor - Hi guys... wonder if I could drop a question. I stopped taking venlafaxine 3 weeks ago,?
- 2 Sep 2015 by scudd
- 14 Sep 2015
- effexor, depression, anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, venlafaxine, fatigue, anxiety and stress, doctor, symptom
... supported by doctor. The sides effects initially were very weird but have passed, however I now feel terrible. All the depressive symptoms seem to have returned, tired/lethargic/appathy/anxiety... etc...
Does anybody have any thoughts on whether these are withdrawel symptoms or return of 'the dog'?
Probably return of your symptoms for which you were taking this med. Not entirely possible to say, but could also be a combination of both.
I'm sorry, but those don't sound like withdrawal symptoms, especially if you were weaned from medication by the doctor.
When I stopped taking it, I had flu like symptoms. However, I've read the depression can return quickly.
Well, I'm not on Venlafaxine, but I am on Amitriptyline (Elavil). Have been on it almost 3.5 months now. It has worked well for migraines, but not chronic pain or my Reactive Depression (reacting mainly to pain and exhaustion levels). I am having a lot of side effects with it, and for the past several weeks have felt that my Reactive Depression has now become full blown Clinical Depression, because I now am very apathetic, extremely tired (dopey and out of it) and lethargic... not normal with my Reactive Depression.
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