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I have been reading through a lot of posts and I apologize because I know it's all been discussed but I am really having trouble focusing enough to find info.
I am 34, 5' tall and about 130lbs. I've been taking effexor xr 300mg for about 5 years. For the past two months I have been in the process of weaning off. At first it was 75mg at a time then for the last 75mg I was given two separate step downs, 37.5 for two weeks and then down to 0. I started having trouble going from 150 to 75. That is the reason for slowing it down to zero. I was okay with taking 37.5 but it has been 10 days taking 0 mg and I feel like withdrawals are getting worse. It is flu season and I am type 1 diabetic. About five days ago I started feeling like I was getting the stomach flu; not eating, vomiting, chills, etc. Sunday I went to the hospital because of dehydration and ketoacidosis symptoms. I told them it is either the flu or I have been weaning off of Effexor. They treated me with fluids and sent me on my way.
In the past week I have missed work, been unable to stay awake, brain zaps are the worst they have ever been, now I can't stop crying, everything bothers me and I feel really helpless. How do I try to explain the feeling, explain that it could still be withdrawal symptoms when doctors and family don't agree, and how long is this going to last?
I have been taking Bupropion 150xl for about a month now as well along with Lamactril 50mg at night for about two weeks.
I'm sorry for rambling and I appreciate any advice or help that can be offered. Thank you!
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