How Long Do Effexor Xr's Negative Side Effects Last After Stopping The Drug?
Posted 12 December 2011 - 06:30 PM
Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:28 AM
Posted 11 February 2012 - 11:06 AM
The lights are on, but nobody is home and I feel like I'm watching a mindless person live my life while I watch in 3rd person. My speech isn't very good I stumble when talking constantly and find it pointless to read anything or study because I am not able to retain anything. I had none of these problems before taking this horrible somehow legal medication. Much like others medical professionals don't believe you when I tell them what it has did to me. I feel helpless since this drug has ruined my mind and subsequently my life since I am a 30yr old person that feels like I have the mind of a 80yr old with alzheimers. I would advise against taking this medication at all costs.
Posted 12 February 2012 - 12:14 PM
Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:09 AM
the mood swings happen so fast and furious. just because i havent had one in the last day or two - does that mean its ending? ive been keeping very calm and low key, so im not sure if that is what has been helping me not fly off the handle.
the doctors tell you that it takes 2 weeks to exit the body. ....so i should be ready to return to work after 2 weeks. my work is very stressful and i have a few antagonistic co workers that i need to be warry of. although i can not afford to be off work another week, i am worried about what i may say or do in a stressful situation. im going to keep pouring through all the old posts and see what else i can find, but if anyone has any information or tips or anything please feel free to share. i said my hi and introduction in the newbie's section. thanks.
Posted 03 June 2013 - 09:36 AM
I was put on effexor after getting depressed from percoset withdrawal. I had terrible back pain for years and got addicted for 3 years. Somehow (I still dont know how) I quit percoset cold turkey. From the sudden imbalance of chemicals ( I assume), I went into a serious derpression. So, I was put on effexor 75mg twice daily. Fast forward 5 years and I realize that I've distanced myself from all my close friends and family, lost my libido, lost most of my feelings, etc. After realizing my life slid into s*** when I started taking effexor, I tapered and used the Prozac bridge to quit. 3 weeks of hell, and now I really am depressed. I feel like my brain is running at 30%. I used to be very sharp and funny and well rounded. Now I feel like a lithium patient. I thought it was just part of the withdrawal, but It's not getting any better. The more I read, the more I see how many ppl say the same. It DOES NOT come back. My old brain I mean. Its like being just smart enough to know your ********. I'm only 36 and the life I knew is over. I have 3 kids and a very loving understanding wife, and now I have nothing for them.
Edited by NorthernStar, 03 June 2013 - 12:51 PM.
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Posted 26 September 2013 - 10:26 PM
I can relate Malgamy,
It has been over 5 months since I was completely tapered off of Effexor with the help of Prozac April 2013. I still have have occasional brain zaps, can't think clearly and moments where I can't think or remember things that would normally come natural to me. I have a dull headache most of the time in the frontal lobe of my head. I have decreased energy and have lost interest in everything. Every few days I might feel somewhat normal but for the most part I can barely do the necessities needed in life (fixing meals, brushing teeth, taking a shower, grocery shopping, driving, etc.). I haven't been able to work since June 2013. Wondering if I will ever be the same?
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