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I just weened off Effexor 150 mg by taking one table every

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Hello.I just weened off Effexor 150 mg by taking one table every other day for a week then stopping. Meanwhile I was also taking 300 mg of Wellbutrin and 2 mg of ability that started at same time of weening. I started to get dizziness, and nausea when I love my eyes left or right. I’m told this is vertigo. This was 4 days ago. Is this from the Effexor discontinuation? How long will this last ? This is hindering my ability to get well!

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Absolutely this is from effexor

Effexor withdrawal is probably the worst of any drug

it will last 2-3 weeks

but should get better slowly over time

I'm sorry

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok that’s what I thought! Am I better off reintroducing the med at a low dose or just waiting it out? Thanks for your quick response dr Phil
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Also I was only on Effexor 6 weeks. Very weepy now too
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Trouble staying asleep and some jaw clenching too. Effexor discontinuation too?

yes, that is all effexor

effexor is a hard drug to get off of

I would just wait it out!

it will get better!

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks again!!


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi again dr Phil. Is it ok to take a bit of gravel at night for sleep and dizziness due to my withdrawal from Effexor? I am now on Wellbutrin and ability. Thanks again!!!