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Withdrawl from Effexor XR
April1975 posted:
I have been on Effexor XR for 10 years. I am recently working with my MD to reduce this amount to get off completely. I was taking 225mg per day. I have reduced one third (75mg) 3 weeks ago. I have experienced the worst time. I sleep for hours and hours, feel crappy, have had the runs, stomach pains, strange appetite. Yet, mentally somewhat clearer. I am curious if others have experienced this sleeping issue.
Patricia Farrell, PhD responded:
This has been a subject of many, many posts on this exchange and you will find that the members have experienced the same symptoms as you when they tried to withdraw from this med.

I'm sure you will be hearing from others and you can also look in the Popular Discussions list on the right where the first post is on this med.