effexor withdrawl DAY 3 – Naturopathic Medicine Network

effexor withdrawl DAY 3

Posted by jen on 06/27/04 at 10:16 PM

Hi everyone. I have came across your website today by what may just be fate. I switched from effexor to wellbutrin 3 days ago so I guess I went off “cold turkey””. I don’t want to wake my husband to find the actual dosage strength but I wa taking 1 effexor 3 times daily. I never thought I would go through withdrawl. I am on this medecine because I had taken wellbutrin under the name ZYBAN to stop smoking and I felt wonderful on it. I have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called ULCERATIVE COLITIS. After stopping wellbutrin because of a possible allergic reaction my doctor at the time (I fired him) gave me effexor without batting an eye. Since I have been on it which is less than a year, my new doctor has let me “”play”” with the dosage. If I took the recommended does (3 pills daily) I would sleep ALL THE TIME like 16 hrs straight on Saterday night and still manage a good 3 hr nap on Sunday. If I took only one I would get this strange “”dizzy”” feeling, which I now realize is withdrawl. So I was taking 2 but with the weight gain I experience and the fact the I would get Highs and Lows during the day, I requested to be taken off the drug. I didn’t ever think I would have to go through withdrawls from a medication. I truely feel like a drug addict. I do not know what herion addicts have to go through but if it is worst than this then I don’t know what I’d do. I am taking a mklazine that Lisa has been talking about for the motion sickness and tonight I took a zanaxe (spelling??). I hope I can sleep better tonight. I am a hair stylist and my dreams are crazy hair styling dreams. I also have to go back to work and possibly face unhappy clients who received services on Friday and Saterday. The sad part is that my mother (the salon owner) is away for a week and guess what. I AM IN CHARGE OF THE BUSINESS. How awful a time to go off. I’m so glad I’m not the only one going through this hell. I’ll continue to read this wonderful sight through out this and I hope maybe we can all help each other through. My greatest fear is staying like this for the rest of my life. Amen for the lawsuit. I will look into it but I REALLY feel there needs to be patient awarness of possible withdrawl symptoms. I will everyone my strenght and support and hope for a quick recovery.