How long is effexor in your system

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1390101 tn?1281004159 Did you stop the effexor cold turkey? It should be mostly out of your system by now but you may still be experiencing withdrawals if you quit too quickly. Early morning awakening however is also symptom of depression. Did you have this symptom before starting effexor?
11318065 tn?1462988079 So it will be interesting to see where the depression is at once I am off the effexor and Ativan without anything else in my system! It just may be a whole new world for me!!! Thanks again for your support!!!!
Avatar n tn I am now interested to see if what and how I am feeling is due to the lack of that drug or some other cause. Thank you.
Avatar n tn A friend told me to check to see if Klonapin would help me instead of the xanax. How long does it take before the effexor starts to help again ? The xanax is only tempoary until the effexor kicks in, but can't xanax cause more depression ? I feel very alone even around people, and I don't even want to go anywhere, but i also don't want to be alone because I feel so scared. Is the normally the way this medication works, I been on it for about 7 years, after breast cancer.
Avatar n tn I agree that effexor really helped when I needed it. I was originally given effexor to deal with anxiety and depression, due to a "phantom" illness. I went through a lot of medical testing for chronic urinary tract pain, with symptoms presenting like interstitial cystitis, but all the testing came back negative. My doctor told me that sometimes mental illnesses present themselves through very real physical pain.
Avatar m tn Effexor is fat soluable and stays in your system for a long time in clings to fat and muscle, I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, only being honest.
Avatar m tn It won't make you more anxious. Three days is just not long enough to know what is going on. Let your doc know how you feel. Post/vent whenever you feel like it. We are here 24/7. Your virtual support group.
Avatar n tn If you are experiencing mood swings, changes in your personality, you should contact your doctor right away. Effexor works by affecting chemicals in your brain that control mood among other things. If you are having negative thoughts or feelings, or just not feeling like yourself you should also speak with your doctor right away. There may be a problem with the dosage, or you may need to change to a different medication.
Avatar f tn Have you been diagnosed by a mental health professional (a general doc is not a mental health professional). Your dose of Effexor is getting very high. You are right now on two of the strongest and most difficult of all antidepressants to take and stop taking, paroxetine and effexor, and both target serotonin in ways that is very strong and is why they are so hard to stop taking. You need a different doctor ASAP, in my opinion, and a psychiatrist at that.
Avatar f tn What i have learnt from my years with mental health is that you are so vulnerable and you have to learn ways of boosting your inner strength and not let other people 'step in' and just take over. Your mind-your life i reckon.
Avatar f tn I am also being weaned off Effexor & boy can i relate to you right now!! I also, am suffering terribly. I have been on different meds through the years & can honestly say that i have never had more suffering that with Effexor. (Both while on it & weaning off of it.) NEVER again will i be on this drug, nor will i recommend it, even to my worst enemy!
Avatar n tn How long does it take for Effexor XR to totally leave the system? I know the half life is supposedly 3-4 days. When will ALL withdrawal side-effects be gone?
Avatar m tn I have recently stopped Effexor XR (150mg) and started Emsam (6mg). I have been off the effexor for 5 days and I am having "brain zaps." My question is, how long will these "brain Zaps last?" I go to school, and need to be able to function. Please email me at ***@**** for any insight.
Avatar f tn I am wondering HOW LONG I can expect this to continue? It seems like if I just knew how long this will continue and I could see an END POINT, I could deal with it better..... I am 48 and have been post menopausal for 3 years... I am wondering is this menopausal stuff that the effexor kept me from experiencing?? or is it remaining symptoms of the effexor discontinuation???
Avatar m tn BEWARE there are terrible withdrawal symptoms for Lyrica as well.
Avatar n tn 1) is it possible that Effexor was causing me to be so tired after 5 doses? (i.e. is it your system long enough by then to notice such extreme side-effects?) 2) after taking just 5 doses @ 37.5mg, is it safe to stop cold turkey? 3) if it is indeed the Effexor making me so tired, how much longer can I expect to experience this exhaustion before my "regular fatigue" returns ? :) Thanks in advance.
Avatar n tn Don't listen to all these doctors who tell you Effexor is the answer to your problems. It absolutely is not the answer. Regular cardio exercise 4-5 times a week is a better way of healing yourself than taking these ******** medications for the rest of your life. And Effexor will raise your blood pressure. You need to ask yourself do you want to take these medications forever, or do you want to live a happy lifestyle without using these overrated antidepressants.
Avatar f tn ( I think you need to call the doctor today, and let them know how you felt. It could be the lack of xanax in your system too. Abrupt WD of benzos can keep you awake, feeling crazy too! Just some thoughts. I hope you get some rest, sweetie!!!
Avatar n tn those side effects - unless you absolutely MUST be on effexor because nothing else works and don't plan on coming off of it for a while (in case you haven't noticed the other threads on effexor, you should know that coming off of effexor is very difficult, and depending on your personal chemical makeup, you could experience severe withdrawals if you ever decide that you don't need it anymore. additional medications can further complicate this and make recovery difficult).
4753943 tn?1359938169 It's less of a shock to the system. I know this is stressful, the good thing won't be TOO too long until you're going to be feeling a lot better, and drug free, which is great! Keep us updated, okay?
Avatar m tn It also addresses the issue of the half life of the drug in your system which is significant if you've been on the time-released, apparently since it builds up to a greater level. Anyway. I hope the information helps you. Don't give up. Also, my doctor suggest kava kava, an herbal supplement, if needed, to take some of the edge off. Surprisingly, I haven't felt the need for anything - i have had no withdrawal symptoms at all.
Avatar n tn I cant get a straight answer from any doctor, and so after a fight with my therapist i cut off all contact with him and my psych, tossed out all my meds and now battling the nasty side effects. I dont know how long effexor is in the system, but this is day 4, and the hives are still there, so seems like i can rule out the effexor as the cause. In January i got frustrated with my doc and stopped my effexor and after three days was admitted to the hospital for "stuff".
Avatar n tn I think it is safer to Slowly taper off of Effexor XR then you should find out what the half life of Effexor is. Meaning how long dose it take to get completely out of your system after you take you last dose. Once it's out of your system then Start the Paxil. I dealing with some Withdrawal symptoms after coming off of Zoloft and I personally want these to be gone before I start another SSRI and I tapered off of the Zoloft very slowly.
Avatar n tn Maybe you really need just an adjustment in the effexor up or down ? I've tried Paxil, Zoloft, and Prozac, and I know effexor is tough to start, and tough to stop, but maybe you need it. My daughter had problems cutting back on zoloft when she was pregnant, but she was able to take a lower dose all the way to the last two weeks, and both her and baby are fine. I hope you feel better, if you need to talk, I'm here to listen.
Avatar f tn I am not sure how much is due to Effexor and how much is due to Bipolar. I can tell you the prozac has kept a big part of the Effexor withdrawal at bay. Hope you start feeling better soon.
Avatar n tn I would like to say that Effexor is indeed addictive, despite what the manufacturers will tell you. I have tried getting off of it several times, only to experience the same nightmarish hell. I can't imagine a heroin addicts withdrawals being much worse. There should really be a detoxification process for effexor like there is methadone for heroin addicts. I have tried "tapering off" at extremely slow rates, but that doesn't help.
Avatar n tn I am desperately trying to get off Effexor, and feel as if I am going to end up in an insane asylum. Does anyone know how long it takes to get out of your system. I was on Paxil for about 5 years ( I was diagnosed with MS and automatically got put on anti depressants), then I attempted to get off the Paxil and almost killed my husband as well as anyone who had come on my radar, so I was switched to Effexor(75mg), but I want out.