... crying. I figured out what I did. How long until I feel back to normal, not taking it again. I have been on it for 15+ years
You should talk with your doctor. You should not quit Effexor cold turkey. It needs to be tapered off slowly so as to avoid the withdrawal symptoms you have been experiencing.
Absolutely to Suzanne's answer. If you had long term depression before going on Effexor, you are likely to have to go back onto it and then it can be harder for it to work and often takes a higher dose. Just so you know. If you don't like it because of the sexual side effects, I changed to the upgraded Pristiq which brought back my sex drive.
I did the same. You have to be tapered off. It can cause racing of the heart.
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