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whats shaking? Effexor withdrawals.

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by Gavman, May 1, 2012.

  1. Gavman

    Gavman Senior Member

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    ha ha. So im currently experiencing those as i cut my dose out completely. Man, my nightmares are psycho. My mood is fine though, even though im getting chills. What interests me is emdr helps process stress, yet if i move my eyes to access my database of information, my brain does a jolt. I relate it to filter of ssri has gone from tiny to medium so more serotonin is coming out and its usual effects are happening through a collapsed wall. Im not taking any extra b6 until after the symptoms slow or cease.

    If someone has a low amount of serotonin stored, as in an undermethylator, it makes sense that suicidal thoughts would ensue. As well as crazy nightmares.
    Id say an important way to deal with it is to stay looking straight ahead to reduce the jolts until the body regulates the flow. Six years on this stuff, im glad to be coming off it.
     
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    xks201 Senior Member

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    What? lol



    What? lol
     
  3. Adster

    Adster Senior Member

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    I've heard coming off that stuff can be tough. Good luck with it!
     
  4. heapsreal

    heapsreal iherb 10% discount code OPA989,

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    Many just swap to a longer acting ssri like prozac and then slowly taper off the prozac. This helps avoid alot of side effects from effexor.
     
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    Those jolts when you move/turn your head are so much fun. I don't envy you your side-effexor withdrawals. Been there, done that!
     
  6. Gavman

    Gavman Senior Member

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    I keep forgetting how long these problems last, in the past i think two days has stopped most issues.
     
  7. adreno

    adreno Learned helplessness

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    Like heaps pointed out, just take a single dose of fluoxetine. Since its half life is about one week, it will provide an automatic taper.
     
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    Googsta Doing Well

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    Hmmm I certainly hope this IS the case for you, my 'brain zaps' continued for several months, even with my eyes closed.

    These guys tell it like it is & have some tips on withdrawal http://www.crazymeds.us/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Meds/Effexor
     
  9. Sparrow

    Sparrow Senior Member

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    I've been there too... Hate those jolts.

    My jolts and nausea/vomiting finally got so bad that I had to take another dose. I really hope yours get better rather than worse.

    I did the switch to Prozac thing. Still had an awful time trying to get clear of the meds, but not as intense as from the Effexor.

    Good luck, and much sympathy.
     

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