Efexor

Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by Terry, Feb 9, 2009.

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  1. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

    Not quite sure if this is the place to put it :unsure: but is anyone else on venlafaxine (Efexor XL)?
    And if so, has anyone suddenly stopped taking them?
    I ran out recently and had to wait three days before I could pick up my repeat prescription; all hell broke loose. Terrible pounding sensation in neck, temple and chest, nightmares and this mornings' gem; an overwhelming sensation of terror and suicidal thoughts :blink:
    Was wondering if anyone had experienced the same thing.
     
  2. plates

    plates Well-Known Member

    yeah effexor withdrawal is pretty much well known to be hell..
     
  3. kenny

    kenny Well-Known Member

    I was on the XR version (slow release) but I got terrible head tingles when I forgot to take it.

    in short it's nasty if you forget
     
  4. itmahanh

    itmahanh Senior Member & Antiquities Friend

    Yep. Same scenario. This is one of the bad ones and you cant just stop taking them. I've had to wait for refills and then have my doc tell me I have to come in first before he will refill. Could barely drive to his office. If I miss one day I can certainly tell I missed my dose. Dizziness, confusion and the thoughts go wild! Best to always get a refill well in advance if possible.
     
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