I just wondered had anyone experienced worsening of symptoms when they started on Effexor? I’ve taken 5 doses (37.5 extended release) so far. I have also stopped Tramadol for the last 5 days, which I was on for 2 years (yikes), but lowest dose of 50mg.
My tinnitus has gone nuts, disequilibrium this morning is very noticeably worse, as is visual snow and I think photophobia, altho hard to tell isolating indoors!
My own (uneducated) thoughts - there’s a serotonin imbalance in my body. I had neurotransmitter testing done via Genova labs and serotonin came back very low. I was taking Tramadol daily which gave me “false” energy etc. I’m not sure if/how it affected serotonin on a daily basis, probably with a spike and a crash every day, not good for migraine brain.
Anyway I just wondered had anyone else initially experienced worsening of symptoms with Efexor?