Users' questions

Can Effexor withdrawal cause headaches?

Can Effexor withdrawal cause headaches?

As the brain readjusts to the new environment, symptoms of withdrawing from Effexor (or another antidepressant) may include: Flu-like symptoms (fatigue, muscle pain, nausea) Headache.

What brain zaps feel like?

You might also hear them referred to as “brain zaps,” “brain shocks,” “brain flips,” or “brain shivers.” They’re often described as feeling like brief electric jolts to the head that sometimes radiate to other body parts. Others describe it as feeling like the brain is briefly shivering.

What happens to your brain when you stop taking Effexor?

When decreasing or stopping an antidepressant, a neurochemical change takes place in the brain. As the brain readjusts to the new environment, symptoms of withdrawing from Effexor (or another antidepressant) may include: Flu-like symptoms (fatigue, muscle pain, nausea) Headache.

Why do I get dizziness after taking Effexor XR?

Dizziness– Antidepressants are extremely powerful and can really mess with your brain. Once your brain becomes accustomed to a chemical, and you take it away, it attempts to recalibrate itself. Therefore you may experience dizziness upon withdrawal.

When is the best time to stop Effexor?

If you can get through the first couple of weeks you will hopefully feel OK after that. It is not recommended that you stop Effexor suddenly but taper off if you want to come off it. Some people suffer withdrawal symptoms for quite a long time. I feel I was lucky.

When did I stop taking Effexor XR for migraines?

I was on Effexor XR for approximately 10 years for migraines. I stopped taking the drug back in 2005. I do agree that the withdrawl from this drug was absolutely horrible. I am however, beginning to wonder if this drug has caused long term effects on my health.

What happens when you stop taking Effexor for 6 weeks?

This condition occurs in about 20 percent of patients who have taken antidepressant medication for at least six weeks and then abruptly stop. In the case of Effexor, withdrawal symptoms may include the following:

I was on Effexor XR for approximately 10 years for migraines. I stopped taking the drug back in 2005. I do agree that the withdrawl from this drug was absolutely horrible. I am however, beginning to wonder if this drug has caused long term effects on my health.

How did the withdrawal from Effexor affect my hair?

I lost so much hair that I finally said enough and got off effexor. I cried sometimes because of how bad my hair looked. I was only 25 or 26 at the time! The withdrawal was horrible even though I weaned off it slowly. I have been off it for almost a year now, and I think it may have done some damage to my brain.

Dizziness– Antidepressants are extremely powerful and can really mess with your brain. Once your brain becomes accustomed to a chemical, and you take it away, it attempts to recalibrate itself. Therefore you may experience dizziness upon withdrawal.