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terrible withdrawal symptoms.
wnramirez77 posted:
I was on Effexor XR for 6 months and I saw a dramatic change in my behaviors. I wanted to sleep all the time, and felt like I was numb to emotions. In June I was so busy I forgot to take the medication for 3 days in a row. I began throwing up, crying one minute, and screaming at people the next. When I am normally a pretty patient and easy going person. I looked up the withdrawl symptoms and come across this forum and I knew I had to get off this.

I went cold turkey and it was terrible. I sent my children to my moms house and just dealt with the symptoms. I nauseas, dizzy, had headaches for the first few 3 days. I couldn't move without the vertigo setting in. I got some draminine from the store and took lots of fish oil which helped alot. I was taking dramamine every 3 hours to keep the nausea away. Days 4-6 I had terrible brain zaps and out of body experiences. I felt like people were talking to me. I had sensations of people my forehead, nose, and neck but not one was near me. I felt like I could hear my brain working. I had ear ringing sensations.
Day 6 I work up drenched in sweat at 3 am, and was throwing up. Day 7, I started to feel some clarity again.

I felt good for a week, but for the last two days I have been getting bouts of nausea, ear ringing, and headaches again. Has anyone had withdrawl symptoms return. I have been so emotional this week, crying at the drop of a hat and my thoughts/aniexty are through the roof. I thought i was through with this.but maybe not?

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