Effexor withdrawal itching

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Avatar n tn I tried to not take it at all today( my doctor suggested cutting the dose in half for 1 week and then going to every other day for 1 week) but I got the brain zaps and actually had thoughts about killing myself(although I love my life and am certainly NOT suicidal) and it had only been a few hours past when I was supposed to take it. After reading others' feelings on Effexor withdrawal, I am relieved to know that I am not alone-but I still gave in and took a pill.
Avatar n tn hi there, i have some comments on withdrawal from effexor. my withdrawal has been pure hell for about2 weeks now and i am beginning to wonder will i ever make it thru this. i had been taking 300mg a day for the past 2 years but was beginning to feel it was time for me to be off this medication and live my life you know. anyhow with my dr's advice we gradually tapered off the meds but i am still having severe withdrawal and wondering will it ever stop.
Avatar n tn Stopping Effexor XR Forum: The Mental Health Forum Topic: Mental Health It started 8/05. Hope this helps. I found it by going to Google and searching for "stopping effexor". Look for the Medhelp site and it will take you right to it.
Avatar f tn I've recently been weaned off Effexor XR and it has not been too great. Below is a list of what I have been experiencing for almost 2 weeks: Lack of balance Spacey Lack of concentration Blurred Vision Auditory Hallucinations Jittery Sweating Nightmares and/or vivid dreams Itching everywhere while resting or sleeping I will not go back on and start over again. I'm done trying other brands, other types, old ones and new ones.
Avatar n tn When I tried to sptop last fall, my body felt as if i had a mad itch that wouldn't go away. When i resumed the prozac, the itching went away. Please help me. My husband is out of work and we have no health insurance. Paying out of pocket for prozac is hard on us and this is another factor in why I want to stop. I want to be myself....not in a fog all the time. I seem to feel numb to the point that I am not really feeling all in life I am supposed to. How do I stop safely?
Avatar m tn In looking up side effects of Effexor as well as withdrawal effects, there is no mention of hives or swollen ankles. But someone can have an effect that no one in the studies which generally include many thousands of people.have experienced. But the fact that your hives and swollen ankle have not gone away sounds highly irregular. I've gotten hives from medications in the past, which went away fairly quickly after stopping the medication.
Avatar n tn I have read and heard that effexor has such a short half-life that missing even one dose can cause withdrawal type symptoms. Maybe that is what is happening in your case. I have tried to be very careful to take mine the same time every day because of withdrawals. How long did it take to start helping with your anxiety? I still have some breakthrough anxiety and just wondered if I may have to change to something else.
Avatar n tn During this time I experienced many of the same withdrawal side-effects being described with Effexor. I eventually was started on Effexor with good results as far as my depressive symptoms. Although not exactly sure why, I feel that I no longer require the medication. It likely has something to do with a decrease in my overall stress level which was associated with my professional training. Recently, I decided it was time to stop the medication.
Avatar n tn DO NOT stop taking Effexor suddenly because serious withdrawal symptoms may occur. I have reduced from 150mg daily to 75mg and I'm now on 37.5mg. See your doctor for a suitable acne medication. Oral antibiotics can be helpful. I wouldn't take Erythromycin whilst on Effexor as it may affect the way your medicine passes through your body. Ask your doctor about Oxytetracycline or Lymecycline instead. If you would like a topical remedy ask your doctor about Differin.
Avatar n tn why is withdrawal from paxil so intense.i'm on 20mg. a day, i,ve tried cutting back to 10mg was on that for a month, then i tried to take 10mg every other day,the second day istarted having withdrawals,tremers,heart racing,weak,ihave never felt so bad in my life.so i always goback to taking the 20mg aday.
Avatar n tn I have to cut down and recently cut down to 10 a day and have experienced physical and emotional withdrawal symptoms. I have some clonidine and don't know how much to take for withdrawal. What is the recommended dosage. My goal is to eventually cut down to 4 a day, but have been very uncomfortable at 10. I also take effexor and trazadone for depression, but I am so depressed right now. Hydrocodone, believe it or not has helped my depression and has given me something to look forward to.
Avatar m tn We cannot tell you how long it will take you to get over these withdrawal symptoms. Having come off Effexor cold turkey once, I was poorly for 2 weeks, and had to go back on Effexor after a year, as depression returned. This time, after 5 years on 150mg daily, Effexor XR, I withdrew over 10 months, and took it so very slowly. It is three months now, and I have had no withdrawal symptoms at all. I am really well. So you see, the slower the withdrawal, the less the withdrawalo symptoms.
Avatar n tn I saw my doctor today because of the severe withdrawal symtons I was having from Effexor. Her solution, go back on effexor. What part of this scenario am I or is She not getting? When I refused to put that drug into my system again, she then suggesteed Cymbalta. And guess what, after reading all about Cymbalta, it seems that it is not much different from Effexor. ??? I'm not going there! I am taking matters into my own hands and staying off the antidepressants for the time being.
Avatar n tn ) After reading some of this in your column, I am almost convinced it is the Effexor as the itching started about a week or so after I doubled the dosage and got really bad once it got all through my system. Has anyone else had this problem? Am I really crazy? I am thinking seriously of going back to Zoloft. I lost weight on in (not that I have gained any on this one) but it never made me itch or have horrible dreams (which I have also been having). I may just cut back to the 75mg.
Avatar n tn get really sick from stopping the effexor (thinking that the effexor withdrawal is what is making me so sick...which it is in part)..however, after over two weeks of having never-ending symptoms of mental and physical yucky sick sick sick from insomnia / lethargy / nausea / itching / just pretty much total brain collapse, i realize that the effexor withdrawal is no longer the problem and that i am getting sicker and dizzier by the day.
Avatar n tn On day 16 I began to itch, no hives, just itching. The itching started around one ear and top of one foot, then was mainly contained in the areas of bottom of feet, and hands. I also experienced some minor swelling of glands behind one ear and base of skull. My Dr. advised to stop Wellbutrin and within one week all itching and swelling had subsided.
Avatar n tn I have read about the "textbook" side-effects of Paxil withdrawal, as well as the comments offered by users of this forum. Of these, Amanda's experience most closely matches my own. When I stopped taking Paxil, the only noticeable side-effect was that I would experience an intense (yet brief) moment of dizziness / disorientation whenever I moved my eyes or closed them quickly. This lasted for about a week, and was very difficult to cope with.
10608291 tn?1411419202 I don't know if I can distinguish what is real emotion or withdrawal from Effexor, Lamictal, Remeron. How long does this last. I have been taking St. John's Wort, B12, Valerian, and L Tyrosene to build up my own natural supply of serotonin, dopamine. This crying thing is the pits. I'm so sick of medications. I want to have a baby without spina bifida or missing limbs and cardiac anamolies, I've been on and off meds for years.
Avatar n tn however, i've been on 300MG Effexor for about a year, and have gained about 30 pounds. i eat very, very little - and it doesn't seem to matter. i lose NO weight. 90 percent of the weight has come on in my lower abdomen area, and my butt and hips. i look as if i am pregnant...i also feel very bloated all of the time. can anyone help me on what to do to lose the weight and tell me how long it should take?
151263 tn?1243377877 You may find this website both informative and entertaining. Each drug has it's own discussion group as well as data page. For "effexor" scroll down to the group and/or "The Effexor Page". FWIW I tried Wellbutrin for a "lift" toward the end of treatment, or was it after treatment, boy good memories are hard to forget :) Anyway, I do guarantee you will feel something from Wellbutrin.
544292 tn?1268886268 com/Q/How_bad_is_Tramadol_withdrawal Question - How bad is Tramadol WIthdrawal? Answer - Ultram (Tramadol) Withdrawal Tramadol is highly addictive. Normally your doctor would reduce intake slowly. Various withdrawal effects may include shakes, shivers, diarrhea, nausea, and possible flu-like symptoms. Not all people experience will all withdrawal symptoms, and some people may experience others not listed here.
544292 tn?1268886268 Hi Friends; Holy Mother of Tramadol FOG! Early morning and all morning has been ... the height of suckiness. It got better once I just cried. I felt better after that. I think now alot of the emotional stuff is hitting me. I'm not numbed by a drug and I have 5 years of emotional cellular storage to work thru I think. May I Trust Higher Power to restore me to sanity!? I got an email this morning from my Mother who says she's coming here in September? I can't even think that far in advance.
Avatar f tn I hope this will get better soon....maybe I am still going through effexor withdrawal? How are you doing?
Avatar n tn blunted of positive feelings, loss of libido, physical agitation, headaches etc. Withdrawal, which was very bad , subsided after 3 months, but the side-effects have continued unchanged, for 18months. Is there anything I can do? I have come to think that these horrible effects are permanent.
Avatar n tn AS Justsayno has already pointed out, you need to watch out for Effexor withdrawal symptoms. If you type in Effexor side effects withdrawal symptoms on a search engine you will find a lot of information on it. I've just done this for you and one site is: http://depression.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.publinet.it/users/ad88/sideven.htm and an extract from that page says: Withdrawal syndrome - sometimes severe and prolonged.
Avatar m tn Most are kind of in a line or grouped together. Very minor itching if any. So I stopped about 4 days ago.Pimples are still there though. Also, a small very slightly raised spot appeared on my cheek. Not very noticable, but it is there. Thought it might be ringworm, but do not know where I could have picked it up and it is curious that I did not notice it until after my sking broke out after I began the Paxil. During this time I have continued to take the Xanax 0.
544292 tn?1268886268 Reading all your experiences helped me to see that it's the drug and not me, which was a relief. I pray these withdrawal symptoms go soon. I wish I'd never started with Tramadol. Amanda Leicester UK I was prescribed Tramadol 3 years ago. At first the pain relief was great, but slowly the pain started to return. Everytime I started to reduce the dose, the pain would increase. If I missed a dose, I would start to suffer with flu-like symtoms, which would go away as soon as I took Tramadol.
Avatar f tn BUMP! Some troll is posting Tramadol links on every related Tram post.
1914587 tn?1322606059 I then went to see my family doctor, Mary noble, and she concluded that I was most likely going through withdrawal from stopping the dilaudid too abruptly. I went home and things were slowly getting better until a regular check to monitor my liver and pancreas came back bad. Really bad. They again tested for every known disease and this time the doctor said my hep C test came back positive!! I immediately made an apt. to re-do the test.