I couldn’t handle the startup effects of Effexor, and I’m hoping that introducing another SSRI immediately will help prevent my serotonin levels from dropping too much and curb some of the Effexor withdrawal.

Two questions for my friends on here…

1. Should I be prepared for the hideous withdrawals from the 37.5 Effexor, even though I was only on it for 4 days?

2. Has anyone directly switched from Effexor to Zoloft, and if so, what was your experience?

As you can imagine, these meds scare the crap out of me. I did great for 13 years on Lexapro and everything I’ve tried since has been a disaster. Thanks.