Effexor withdrawal length of time

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768617 tn?1475035656 Has anyone ever chose to take all natural medications instead of prescriptions due to withdrawal and/or side effects of Effexor or related medications, and asked their physician about it, and the physician disagree? I was wondering because mt physician disagrees with me resorting to all natural medications.
Avatar n tn This may be more of an issue with higher dosages of the medication in its use as an antidepressant, length of time on the medication, etc. It is best to obtain the advise of your doctor who can work with you through this process of discontinuing the medication.
Avatar n tn Your doctor is correct about the dosage, and getting off Effexor, even at high doses is not that difficult if you follow the recommendations carefully, and wean yourself over a 2-3 week period. Regarding its effect on sleeping, it should help but sometimes we see a paradoxical response..the only way to find out is to try it, and if you only use a low dose for a short time, you won't have to go through a full length withdrawal.
Avatar n tn The withdrawal effects are usually about 2 weeks but it really does vary person to person, both in severity and length of time. There isn't really any way to deal with it except go through it. Lots of sleep helps, as does drinking water often. Others will have other suggestions too. You ask if there is a natural remedy. I assume you mean for depression. The answer is no although you will find the internet full of people saying this works and that works.
Avatar m tn is no quick fix to your symptoms of withdrawal. I don't think Prozac is In the same group as Effexor. Effexor is a SNRI, what group is Prozac in ? My doctor changed me from Effexor to citalopram to dolsulipin that was in a different group and works on a different part of the brain. That means that you go into cold turkey. When we come off too quickly like the doctors tell us to switch your brain chemistry is altered.
Avatar f tn However there are also standard withdrawal symptoms from Effexor and other anti-depressents that you may be experiencing and of course the return of the symptoms the Effexor was treating. All of this is clinically complex and a doctor who prescribes a medication for a legitimate use (in this case depression) would not be at fault but they should research and then be able to prescribe another option that would not have this potential side effect.
Avatar f tn From what I've read on here a lot of people have had decreased to no withdrawal symptoms if they were able to take a second med at the same time they were coming off of Effexor. I need some sleep and to just feel like a human being again!
Avatar f tn One of my posts says the med I take may not be helping me anymore because of the length of time being on it but what options I have, I don't know. The doctor has tried changing my med but I have to take Effexor. Even the new med doesn't help with the pain I suffer when not taking Effexor. So, he gives me the Effexor back. Unless a DEDICATED physician helps me, it is what it is! I will remember you in my prayers daily.
1128565 tn?1316724743 These horrible tablets stay in your system a long time as they are fat soluable and it depends on the length of time that you were taking them in my case 9 years. Yet the medical profession in England don't have any treatment for this or acknowledge there is a problem and the hell you go through is horrific.
Avatar f tn I do find I sometimes have trouble concentrating on any one thing for any length of time. I dart from one thing to another. I am old, so do not have to study like you. It could well be the medication that is making you like this. Other people here on Effexor say they cannot cry, and neither can I. I expect you have read that Effexor is difficult to come off, but perhaps because of your problems you would do better on another anti-depressant. We all react differently to medications.
Avatar n tn If you feel you are in complete recovery, you still have to continue the regimen for a period of time that is the length of your last episode of depression. I have cut down my Klonopin from 2mg to 1.0625mg for sleep after 10 years. I am reducing Klonopin very slowly at the rate of 0.0625mg at a time to avoid the withdrawal symptoms of anxiety. It is a good idea to find out the cause of your insomnia. Is it due to your depression or something else?
Avatar n tn 5 years withdrawal was the most horendus time of my life I wanted to die sueisidel leg ached like he'll the hole time it took 3-4 weeks to feel normal then to years later knee sugary so itried tramadol is is just as bad was taking 500 mgs a day for 3 months then tryed to stop exactually.
Avatar f tn After a month of being off it and only experiencing tingling through-out my body (like my limbs were going numb) and slight anxiety because of it, I was given a new medication. This time we were going to try Effexor. We started on a higher dose which made me wake every hour on the hour, feel gittery and terribly ill. They lowered the dose and I still couldn't handle it. After 3 weeks of suffer on that, they switched me again.
Avatar n tn My doctor doesn't seem to have a problem with me trying to get off of them but my pharmacist believes that I won't be able to get off of them because of the length of time that I have been on them. Any advice would be greatly appreciated and most helpful. Tracy S.
Avatar f tn As for refusing to go back on Effexor, don't be dogmatic about this. If the withdrawal continues for any length of time, or if it turns emotional, the best cure is to go back on the Effexor and taper more slowly (and I'd say cut out the wellbutrin until that happens). Good luck.
Avatar f tn i repeat these are the exact symptoms of withdrawal . ive been on them for 8 years or more..eeeek. they kinda pooped out for me. and i am maxed out. just cant get off the darn things. my body would have such a darn shock with all the horrid side effects. but listen...if it gives you your life back and you sure as hell need to be well for the kids right. can you not talk to your doc over the phone for some free advice.
Avatar n tn On the other hand, I've read that it is the length of time that you are on Effexor that can cause weight gain, so perhaps it is the 6 years that is the culprit. I've also been told about Serotonin Syndrome which can have myriad effects on your body and is caused by high levels and combinations of drugs that affect serotonin. One word about Xanax -- if it is helpful, great. But do stay alert to your reaction to it. I appreciated it at first, but found it less effective the longer I took it.
Avatar n tn Adderall XR 25 milligrams , dextrostat 10 milligrams for afternoon, and effexor (75)for mild depression, mind you. ( I think the adderall was causing the havoc made him tired all the time and rollercoaster mood swings. ) So, got recruited to college for golf but couldn't function for 18 holes. Taking leave of absence this semester to get well. Doctor put hiim on prozac because easier withdrawal symptoms.
Avatar f tn ( struggled with this off and on my entire life ) At this time i was trying to finish college, working full time and still raising my 3 children so i knew stopping Effexor and trying to cope with the withdraws was not an option for me at that time. My Dr. upped my dosage again. I am now taking 500mg of Effexor XR. I am terrified that if I should choose to attempt to wean off of this that it could wind me up in the hospital to DETOX off this med.
429155 tn?1205676864 Got up went to see Dr, gave me a prescription for Zimovane, ( a sleeping pill ), but I went to the chemist and got some Kalms and Zinc Capsuals instead, my trust of tablets of any kind is at an all time low ( now why would that be ??.. ). It's now 17:30 have one or two minor flushes, back aches a bit across shoulders, maybe being hunched over this darn computer, hey!!!! I said something funny, I must be on the mend a bit. To be Cont........................ Tuesday 21'45.
Avatar n tn I'm inspired as I start my first day of tapper. As of 8pm only have FIVE 7.5's in me when by this time of day would be 15. Usually by now my eyes would be watering, have a massive head cold feeling, etc.. but hasn't hit YET. I know it will. Keep up the good work. The hard part, as you know, is still ahead of you.
Avatar n tn my doc had me do half my dose for a certain period of time...
1151591 tn?1262554858 Not all people experience will all withdrawal symptoms, and some people may experience others not listed here. The length of time withdrawal symptoms occur can range from a couple of days to weeks depending on how high your dose was and how long you were on the drug. Withdrawal symptoms can be reduced by discontinuing use of the drug slowly (i.e., gradually reducing the daily dose).
544292 tn?1268886268 Not all people experience will all withdrawal symptoms, and some people may experience others not listed here. The length of time withdrawal symptoms occur can range from a couple of days to weeks depending on how high your dose was and how long you were on the drug. Withdrawal symptoms can be reduced by discontinuing use of the drug slowly (i.e., gradually reducing the daily dose).
Avatar f tn drinking lots of water and exercise every day will help flush the drugs out of your system lowering the length of time for the after effects to wear off. And lastly don't give up hope man. These really are obvious points and aren't hard to remember. The hardest thing you will find tho is to apply it to your life and make it a habit, it won't be as easy as shoving a pill down your throat but it will be far more effective than that damn celexa...
544292 tn?1268886268 and worth every penny you're paying for it. Clinical picture of tramadol withdrawal is similar to any short acting opiate. Severity of withdrawal can be estimated by considering that each 100 mg tramadol oral (hx daily use) will be roughly equivalent of 10 mg morphine (IV daily use) in severity of withdrawal symptoms. Differences are that standard opiate withdrawal seems to cause more physical illness (vomitting, diarhea, bone pain etc.
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Avatar n tn Although I must make it clear, I am not a physician, I have been through this. Tapering off the medication does not stop the intensity or the length of the withdrawal symptoms. So going back on the medication just to taper off of it will not make going off it any easier. I do promise you that you will get through this. Don't give up!!! You will survive and start to feel better!! You will get back to normal.
Avatar n tn Then there are things like the continual stress to the GI tract, and ability(or lack of) to rid the body of toxins, since your husband is probably constipated all the time. And one of my favorites that many people kind of forget about(since these things can ultimately suck the life right out of you), is the erosion of your teeth. I think this is a result of the severe mineral depletion that results from opiate abuse.
Avatar f tn I would seriously consider doing 1 at a time. All of the drugs that you have been taking have bad withdrawal symptoms. Why are you going off all of these? I stopped oxy a couple of months ago and have just recently tapered off of Lyrica and it was brutal. Unless your doctor has advised you otherwise I would taper off of the oxy first and then the Lyrica or vice-versa. I am supposed to start Cymbalta so I am interested in knowing why you have to go off everything at once.