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Well, what you did
here , that you introduced wellbutrin , while tapering off effexor xr , is called as Cross Titration , which is one of the ways to taper off anti depressants in order to avoid withdrawl symptoms , but as you have mentioned that you have developed brain chugging , which is also called as brain zaps , dizziness , and stomach upset , this is indicative that you have somehow developed Withdrawl syndrome of effexor xr , although tapering it through cross titration.
So, now let me first tell you that these withdrawl symptoms will take around 2-3 weeks to get resolved completely ( although some may get resolved earlier while others may be extended to 5-7 weeks , as well ) . So, presuming that your withdrawl symptoms will be there for another week or 2 ,although you will have to endure the symptoms , but we can do something in order to decrease your distess and sympotms severity . And that is you may ask your doctor to start you on Bonine ( meclizine ), which will not only treat your dizziness , but will also act as an anxiolytic and relieve your brain zaps .
I am mentioning below a link which will throw more light on the use of bonine in dizziness.
An alternative to bonine , for relieving your withdrawl symptoms to some extent would be to start on 1 benzodiazepine such as clonazepam or lorazepam .
So i suggest that you discuss the use of bonine (meclizine) wih your treating doctor and ask him to decide the dose and time of intake of this drug , and i am quite hopeful that this drug will help in easing your symptoms and coping better , till your withdrawl syndrome ends.
I hope this helps ..
I wish you rapid recovery to the best of health. Take care..
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