DRINK YOUR GODDAMN TEA! (bee_york) wrote in effexored,

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Stopping Effexor XR: the *aftermath*

Who here has stopped taking Effexor, following it up with no medication at all?

After taking Effexor XR for nearly 2 years, I stopped it over the summer. (Very slowly--it took me a little over 7 weeks in total, and that really helped keep the mood swings in check.) I had many physical effects from coming off it, but that was all.

Now it's been 2 months since I last took a pill of Effexor and I feel TERRIBLE. I am depressed and anxious to the point that I can barely function. And it's only getting worse.

Has this happened to anyone else? Did it get better afterward?
I'm currently waiting to hear back from my doctor.
I'm trying to figure out if my body is still (yeah, 2 months later) adapting to no longer having Effexor in it, or if this was a giant mistake, and that I NEED some kind of medication to function after all. :/
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