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So, I had been on effexor for over 5 years for depression. After being tapered off of 150mg over a few months, I have now been effexor free for about two months. The first month was awful, brain zaps, panicking, crying, etc. Well, I was told by my doc that I should be clear from withdrawal after 6 weeks. I am now coming up to 8 or so weeks, and I still get panicky, I am crying at the drop of a hat, and feeling really overwhelmed by everything. This is not a good feeling at all! About two weeks ago, I had a really good week, I dont think I have ever felt so good, but then it was gone and I am back to crying and worrying about everything.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I will go back to my doc and let him know I am having a hard time, but I do not want to go back on this drug. Will this feeling go away on its own?
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