day 5 off and jaw pain!!

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on my 5th day of just stopping venlaflaxine and jaw pain is unberable 

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    Hi Rachel,

    I think i'm on my 5th week of stopping Ven.

    What you are experiencing sounds like Cold Turkey' assuming that you have just stopped! Most people taper the withdrawal i was on 150mg and just stopped.

    ​The first week was most definitely the hardest for me so hang in there, it does get easier.

    ​If you want to see what i went through read my post.

    ​I am now sleeping better than i have done for years, and my energy has returned.

    ​Keep chatting it certainly helped me knowing that people were reading the posts and encoraging/looking out for you.

    ​I found regular excercise helped, so the dog has never been as fit.

    ​Good luck - it will get better

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    I presume you have stopped, rather than weaned off? It is never a good thing to stop suddenly with any of the anti-depressant/anxiety medications. The pain you are feeling may well be your body's reaction, or you could have something that needs attention.

    Why have you stopped taking it? Is there a medical concern or have you changed drugs recently? Take some pain relief medication for now but do follow up with your doctor about the venlafaxine.

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    I had to come off of them as i was getting unexplained bruisng, 
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      Ah, that makes sense. I do hope they gave you something to help with the withdrawal symptoms. I hope by now you have gone back to the doctor to sort out your pain in your jaw. It may be totally unrelated to the coming off the medication, as I already pointed out, and it may be a symptom of TMJ which can be quite painful. It could be you are clenching your jaw in your sleep due to withdrawal issues, or could be an impacted tooth (you can get referred pain from that, meaning the pain is say in your upper molar and the pain is in your lower jaw...our bodies are just plain weird!)

      Anyway, I hope you have some relief from that. Did you go back to the doctor to get it checked?

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