Venlafaxine Withdrawal

Postby louise.mcgill56@yahoo.com » Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:36 pm

My story in short. I was prescribed Venlafaxine 4 years ago for anxiety. I have never really felt it worked,I still had palpatations. My doctor decided last month to change to Mirtazapene, and I had to cut down on Ven for three weeks which I did. In my infinite wisdom I decided to just come off and not bother with the Mirtazapene as I want to be free of all ADs. I am on day 4 and have been suffering the chills,sweats,head zaps,nausea,aches and pains to name but a few. I am eating lots of avocados,tomatoes,bananas and good foods,drinking loads of water. I am also taking supplements L tyrosene,magnesium,strong wide spectrum vitamin,B6,and ginger. I am taking epsom salts hot baths. How long will these symptoms last for??? Should I try anything else. I would appreciate all suggestions.
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Postby jurplesman » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:28 am

louise.mcgill56@yahoo.com wrote:My story in short. I was prescribed Venlafaxine 4 years ago for anxiety. I have never really felt it worked,I still had palpatations. My doctor decided last month to change to Mirtazapene, and I had to cut down on Ven for three weeks which I did. In my infinite wisdom I decided to just come off and not bother with the Mirtazapene as I want to be free of all ADs. I am on day 4 and have been suffering the chills,sweats,head zaps,nausea,aches and pains to name but a few. I am eating lots of avocados,tomatoes,bananas and good foods,drinking loads of water. I am also taking supplements L tyrosene,magnesium,strong wide spectrum vitamin,B6,and ginger. I am taking epsom salts hot baths. How long will these symptoms last for??? Should I try anything else. I would appreciate all suggestions.


You are on the right track, but you may be forgetting that people with mood disorders like having anxiety attacks are hypoglycemic.

You should also be a on a hypoglycemic diet.

Read:

Beating Anxiety and Phobias

and discuss with a Nutritional Doctor, Clinical Nutritionist or Nutritional Psychotherapist. Most people can overcome the problem by adopting the Hypoglycemic Diet.
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Postby PsyChris » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:37 am

They should last about a week. In the future you need to tell your doctor you want to stop and they will tell you how to do it-- you could have avoided these symptoms.

Cognitive Behavioral therapy is very effective for treating anxiety. Have you considered it?
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