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Hi all, I'm in California, 50 years old and had a hysterectomy 2 years ago. I have been on Effexor for 20 years and it suddenly stopped working 6 months ago. I assume because I am in menopause and everything can go wonky due to it. I was on 225 mg daily of the tablets, not the extended release caps. I found a good psychiatrist who helped me taper off starting last November 2014. I started Brintellix and only commpletely stopped Effexor in April 2015. The withdrawal was terrible and I have been on short term disability since February because I can't deal with my job and the symptoms.
The weird thing that happened was I had acute pancreatitis in April and was in hospital for 3 days. Could the withdrawal cause this?
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