I chose not to take Effexor as my physician did tell me of some of the issues with withdrawal from the med as reported by other patient's .............which included brain zaps, dizzyness, anxiety, tightness in chest, ringing in ears, mood swings, real aggressive anger, restlesness, flu like symptoms etc. The part about brain zaps was the one that scared me.
However you are starting on another med so I would think it is a good possibility that your right, the withdrawal is causing your anxiety and easy loss of temper. Your sx could be a rebound effect from withdrawing the med.
Please discuss your symptoms with your physician and remember every person is different in how their body reacts to chemicals. So please be assured that your problems will be resolved by working with your physician and your therapist.
Gentle hugs and you have my support as I know this is a tough one for you to deal with.
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
*~* Not a mental health professional at all *~*
Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression
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