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I tapered down from 150mg venlafaxine over about a month. I have taken none for the last five days. I have experienced all the expected withdrawal symptoms and decided to just hold out until they pass. This strategy was going fine - yes, i feel like a zombie, my brain is zapping, i feel sick and have diarrhea - as i can put up with these as i know eventually they will subside. However...today there was quite a bit of blood in my stool, which i haven't read about on any forums etc...I know serotonin regulates blood pressure and blood clotting to some extent...and now i'm really worried. Intestinal bleeding that gets better as my body gets used to being drug free is one thing (still pretty horrific!!) but i'm worried that i may get a bleed somewhere else - like my brain. Since i feel so lightheaded anyway i just wondered if this was a viable concern?! Any help at all would be most welcome.
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