Hi everyone. I've only posted here a few times, but I thought I'd give an update on my weaning off of effexor xr. I'll recap with a quote from my other post......
"I am weaning off of Effexor Xr. I was on 150mg/day for 2 years, works really well at controlling my panic and depression- as well as my IBS symptoms. Unfortunately I'm not enjoying the 35 lb's I gained, the lack of libido, memory loss, lethargy, and emotional numbness. So I decided (with my Dr.) that since I've had no anxiety for 2 years, I could try weaning off the meds. Well I went down to 112.5 for 4 weeks, the first 2 I was a miserable witch, and a bit tired. 3 and 4th weeks I was fine. So now I'm down to 75mg/day, last week was ok. This week is a different story- headaches, nausea, dizzy spells, my hands and arms get tingly, and I feel quite spaced out. I've also noticed that I have more IBS symptoms, and very mild anxiety."
So the 3rd and 4th weeks on 75mg/day were fine, other than being tired all the time. I then went on to 35mg/day well I was a misserable witch again these past 2 weeks- I couldn't control my unusually short temper, nor could i stand my family or friends never mind strangers I've been really tired, unable to stay awake in the morning had to have naps. So I took my last pill Friday morning. Today wasn't as bad as I was expecting
I was tired and felt light headed. I was spacey and quick to lose my train of thought. Other than that I have no complaints. Fingers crossed that day 2 goes as well. Oh and I haven't had any anxiety so far