Life after Venlafaxine

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Totally Stopped Ven 5.5 wks ago and i'm still so up + down. I ache all over -esp legs + knees.My mood goes up + down + am very flat mood wise at the moment.Quite honestly i just want to watch TV all day -i have no inclination to do anything.Is this still withdrawal ? How long will this last?Experiences pls of life AFTER stopping Ven.There are lots of postings about how to stop.I am on 15mg Mirt.

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    Did your legs hurt while on Ven? I started trying to get off of it, but couldn't deal right now... My legs hurt all the time but didn't think about it being from Ven. I understand about tv. Takes your mind away from your thoughts.
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      Hi,+ thanks for reply.It is nearly 6 wks off Ven + i'm feeling much better.My legs did ache + knees.In fact they are still not right but cld be from the Mirt.Whenever my anx got so bad it wld start in my legs so with aching legs I still worry that the anx will return so have to try + ignore leg pain.I am seeing a counsellor who (luckily) i like + have faith in.After 6 wks of going cold turkey I am feeling much better after going thro hell
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    Yes, still withdrawal.  How long did you take ven, and how quickly did you come off?  Did you cold turkey?  This one is a bear to get off of and many who have cold turkey'd have reinstated because of the severe WD effects.  I went off too fast last year and suffered horrible WD symptoms for 10 months before reinstating.  Many will say after that much time that it wasn't WD, but there are withdrawal forums full of stories of people with protracted withdrawal, that, after enduring a year or more of WD symptoms finally came out the other side feeling better than they did before taking the meds!  

    Docs will tell you that after that much time, you've relapsed, but it's not true and they really don't seem to understand withdrawal at all!


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