I am aware going cold turkey with heavy duty anti-depressants, is not a good idea.
And neither is not taking them for 4 days, then having no script and then being off it a week. My self care rocks. Not.
I had the shaking and headaches, on Monday when I saw my doctor.
Sleep issues are back and have worsened….nausea….muscle pain worse….and I can handle physical pain…so I know it’s bad. It hurts to even move my head.
Haven’t slept all night….so tired too, which is not helping my mood.
Feel like crap.
Just read on medical websites that going cold turkey on Effexor….can be as hard on the body and brain…as withdrawing from hard drugs.
Well at least that validated how feeling like crap….is okay and part of withdrawal.
And the withdrawal issues, can last weeks, months, or even a year…..especially if you have been on it for an extended period of time, which I have….over 2 years.
This woman talking about Effexor and withdrawal is interesting.
I am always more interested in hearing from those who have actually endured it.