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Effexor Withdrawal

Headache, drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, weakness, dry mouth, constipation, loss of appetite, weight loss, blurred vision, tiredness, nervousness, trouble sleeping, sweating, or yawning may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor promptly. Read on to find out more about Effexor withdrawal or share your experience. 

Tips for Talking to Your Doctor about Switching Medication

Find out the questions you should ask to make a safe, informed decision about your medication.

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Effexor: Just the facts

  • Effexor Overview
    Effexor is most commoly prescribed for the treatment of depression, anxiety and, sometimes, migraines. Read on to find out more about Effexor.
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    Effexor's Side Effects
    Learn more about Effexor's side effects and the withdrawal symptoms you may be experiencing. 
  • Drug Interactions
    Taking certain medications with Effexor could result in serious drug interactions. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information. 

What Our Community Says About Effexor

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Withdrawal from Effexor

"I want to go off my meds but I've heard that the withdrawal can be pretty bad from Effexor," writes Casey. "Has anyone gone off Effexor and experienced withdrawal?"
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Migraines and Effexor Withdrawal

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    Getting Off Effexor...
    "Staying on the Effexor was really not a problem for me. But going off of it is like living through a nightmare!!! I am not exaggerating, folks. This is absolute misery."
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    Effexor and Migraines
    "I've been on Effexor XR for about 5+ years now. Tried to wean myself off and did for a bit but ended taking it again after a year or so. Withdrawals were horrible but manageable."
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