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Effexor detox ranting

Effexor detox ranting

Postby second » Oct 07, 2012 5:11 pm

Aaah I need to rant about quitting medication!

I've stopped effexor cold turkey since last monday 8 pm.
The reason me and my psychiatrist decided to take effexor is because I suffer from severe insomnia and it made me sleep.. I could drink coffee at 12 pm and go to bed and fall asleep right away.. So this was very nice BUT it made me want to sleep ALL day. I would get up in the morning and 3 hours later I wished I could go to bed again. It made me totally passive and extremely tired. So I tried lowering my dosage, which immediately resulted in NOT sleeping anymore. So me and my psychiatrist thought of taking the non XR, and taking that at night. But they decided not to have them anymore at the pharmacies! ARG. So back to my old dosage until I couldn't take it anymore. It's usually quite difficult to schedule an appointment with or even to get my psychiatrist on the phone. So this is my own doing.
I went from hunderd-something to 75 mg and one week later to 37,5. A few days later I quitted. Unfortunately the day after I had a wedding and I started to feel sooo sick that I took one again. Tried to quit again but was at a meeting on monday night and again felt so supersick that I took it again. Since then I haven't taking anything anymore!! So hooray.

But SHIT! What a hell is this.

I wish my psychiatrist had told me this in advance. I NEVER would have taken this antidepressant.

I feel super dizzy and nauseous. Don't feel like eating and at the same time it makes me binge like hell. Most of the times I feel so sick i'm scared i'll get into a traffic accident or faint or throw up in public. I have terrible headaches. All my muscles hurt. I hardly sleep. I have super stressy dreams. I constantly feel like i'm drunk and stoned and that there's a cloud in my head. I can't find the right words in conversations. I have crying outburst. I'm agitated. And I feel supersad.

Anyone who has experience with this? How long will this last?
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Re: Effexor detox ranting

Postby fightforroses » Oct 07, 2012 7:58 pm

Hey, I'm sorry to hear that. My last withdrawal was pretty rough but, truth be told, I don't even know what I was withdrawing from. Sorry. Good luck. I hope you can find some other things that'll help you sleep. Try melatonin, kava?
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