Posted , 3 users are following.
The first week after stopping 37.5mg (after 1 year @75mg daily - I tapered in the last 4 weeks to 37.5mg pd then alternate days) I can honestly say that I've had none of the withdrawal symptoms that others have described here: no dizziness, no brain zaps, no depression. What I have noticed is that I'm not groggy during the day ( but especially in the morning). Effexor didn't reduce the back and hip pain level which is still about 3/10. Dr reckons the best thing is to exercise and live with it. Better that than being dopey.
If you are coming off, take it s-l-o-w-l-y: be patient
1 like, 4 replies