Like most of us I googled the heck out of Effexor and the "horrid" side effects of weaning off of this med.
I wanted to let everyone know that I weaned off of this med in 15 days after being on it for over a year at 150mg per day. I had a few off days but nothing I could not survive.
I started on a low dose of Celexa - 20 mg daily and perhaps that helped. Also I drank lots of water everyday. Every 3rd day I lowered the dose and stuck it out even thow I was worried that I was going to crash I kept going.
I do know many people have a hard time but I wanted to share that googling set me up to feeling scared out of my wits. I did this wean under the supervision of my Pyschiatrist. She is a pretty neat lady.