Hi everyone, I’m sorry if this has been answered already but I am feeling so ill I’m just about managing to type while breathing slowly and not moving my head and searching through older posts is a daunting task for me right how.
I had been on venlafaxine 75mg for about a year but recently decided to discontinue it as I was having bad side effects (I’ve realised that my new doctor hadn’t been prescribing me the slow release version as I’d been taking before so that’s probably why).
My new doctor told me that as I was on the lowest dose of venlafaxine already (75m once a day) , it was fine to stop taking it without tapering off. However, from previous experience coming off similar drugs I thought I’d better be safe and take half for a week and then stop.
Well I haven’t felt so ill in a long time. I am currently starting the week of taking none having just been through a week of taking half where I hoped someone would come in and offer to shoot me dead to put an end to the severe nausea, head pressure and pain, vertigo and vomiting. Bit over dramatic but you get the point!
After 5 days or so I was slightly better but now that I’m taking no effexor it’s worse than ever. In fact, I’ve just come back to writing this as I had to go and get sick halfway through.
I’m just wondering if anyone else who has been through this has any advice or tips? Any idea how long it might last? Grateful for any insight and sorry for being a bit too dramatic, I think I’ve used this forum to vent a bit as my family aren’t the most sympathetic!