You can get off of medications, but some are harder than others. Effexor is really hard, and so is cymbalta. And a lot of it is in the individual, some people do off easier than others. So everybody is different. There have been many meds I have switched with no problem. But going off is another story.
But you can always try something and go off later. I wouldn't worry about that part now, just take some time and find what is right for you. It may take a few tries. After the first and how you are effected by it, the doc usually has an idea as to what is most likely to work for you. I had to try a few before i found what worked for me. Just love them meds, not... I don't think anybody wants to take them but we have to.
Take care and have a great day!!!
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