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How long does it take for Effexor XR to get out of your system? When do side effects disappear?

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    Hello there please look at my tapering discussion on earlier comments.. I am now on my 8 day of 75 mg XR capsules and yesterday I started to feel much better I still have the headache s. And tinnitus but my smell is coming back slowly and I'm feeling a bit more awake. I know it is very early days but I have got to get off this drug . I've been on them since 2000. I hope it helps you good luck.  

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      Hi Michael, like you I have been on Effexor for over 10 years and have tried to withdraw without success.

      I have now reduced from 187.5 to 37.5 and I feel so optimistic that this time I will succeed.

      I have been taking a high dose of Omega 3, (3000), two to three Benadryl a day and a Vit B12. This has only been for the past week but already I am not suffering with insomnia and my sleep is deep. The head shivers have gone but I am still having some less worrying head aches.

      My reduction has been over three months or November 15th 2016 to be precise because like you I count the days when I can be completely free of this drug.

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    Hi. In your case side-effects should ease over the course of the week as you have been on sub-therapeutic dose for less than a week smile You have not reached peak concentration yet and your brain is not 'counting on it' so any protracted issues may have to do with the condition rather than the drug. Let us know how it goes. x

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