I am being titrated off of Effexor XR . I was on 225 mg and my Dr. lowered it to 75 mg in under a month. I started to experience SEVERE nausea, vertigo , severe headache, symptoms of "spinning in head"wooziness,stomach pain,extreme fatigue. I can not function at all.
I also have developed leg crams in sleep in the past few weeks. In the past few days.have leg pain during day.
My calves and feet just went numb with pin and needles.

What is the recommended titration schedule for going off Effexor XR?
My close friend is a psychiatrist and she says that my Dr. lowered it much too fast.
does anyone have any suggestions as to how to MINIMIZE withdrawal effects?