possible side effects? i currently have been without my effexor for about 4 days, would nausea be a side effect... how long does it usually last?
30 Dec 2012
I came off Effexor cold turkey and I warn you the withdrawal is pretty bad. You will suffer a lot of things including nausea. It took me two weeks of staying indoors and lying almost still, with brain zaps and flu like symptoms. If you can get through the first couple of weeks you will hopefully feel OK after that. It is not recommended that you stop Effexor suddenly but taper off if you want to come off it.
Some people suffer withdrawal symptoms for quite a long time. I feel I was lucky.
Let us know how you get on. Do you really want to stop?
30 Dec 2012
It is not recommended to come off effexor cold turkey, my doctor had me to do it saying that he saw no problem with it but believe me there are many side effects including nausea, brain zaps, flu like symptoms and dizziness. There should have to be a warning that comes with the drug concerning withdrawals they can be debilitating.
- Effexor Information for Consumers
- Effexor Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Effexor (detailed)
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