I am currently tapering off Effexor (to get pregnant). I was on it for 4 years for vestibular migraines. I am in my second to last “drop” and very close to off of it.
During the last few years, I can remember a handful of times where I woke up with very weird vision - hard to describe. I’ve always just said “visual disturbances” because it’s easiest. I guess I could describe it as my eyes not focusing properly - it almost seems like they can’t focus. I’ve had a very difficult time describing it over the years. I’ve even described it as almost video-game like vision - just doesn’t seem like what I’m looking at it “real life”.
Anyway, I was wondering if anyone has also experienced this “hard to explain” vision change. I think that it happens when I change my dose of Effexor. I’m praying it’s a side effect of Effexor and not just my eyes/how I see now - because it’s VERY annoying. The times in the past that it happened, it eventually faded over maybe 2 weeks or so. Hopefully it does this time too. I’ve gone to the eye doctor while it was happening and my eyes checked out perfectly, so they attributed it to medicine/brain related.
I would be most interested to hear if anyone had these vision issues AND they subsided after they were off the Effexor. That will just help me to cope with it will it’s happening opposed to be scared and preoccupied by it.