Effexor Withdrawal

Effexor Withdrawal

When a person is going through Effexor withdrawal symptoms, it can set the bar for painful suffering and uncomfortable side effects of antidepressant withdrawal. 


Alternative to Meds Center has been able to identify Effexor withdrawal help methods which make this experience simpler, and greatly lessen withdrawal side effects.  You can get off Effexor and reach your greatest potential.

What Leads to Effexor Withdrawal?

For many people, they are given anti-depression drugs during an emotionally traumatic time in their life, and several years later they still are on this medication and suffer from Effexor side effects of withdrawal when trying to get off of the medication. Symptoms of withdrawal from Effexor can emerge after missing just one dose; people have reported feeling withdrawal as early as a few hours after missing a dose. Many people are startled when they have missed a dose or have decided to lower their dosage and all of a sudden, Effexor withdrawal symptoms emerge. Some people may be misinformed about the potential dependence which the body and mind can form to anti-depressant medications. Even if a person is taking a very low dose, they may need Effexor withdrawal treatment, as severe withdrawal symptoms can still develop in patients on all dosage levels.  You don’t have to suffer from depression or Effexor withdrawal any longer.

Why Does Effexor Cause Withdrawal?

Effexor, also known as Venlafaxine, has a “half-life” of about five hours; this is why withdrawal symptoms develop so quickly and even from just missing one dose. The half-life of a drug refers to the length of time it takes for the body to have metabolized one half of the drug. Five hours is a shorter half life than most drugs of this nature, anywhere between five to twelve hours after missing a dose or discontinuing use completely is when most people start to feel or are able to identify the onset of withdrawal. The manufacturer of Effexor, Wyeth-Ayerst, conducted a survey which has shown that at least 35% of patients experience antidepressant withdrawal symptoms when they stop taking Effexor. According to their methods of counting and measuring, the withdrawal symptoms that Wyeth-Ayerst identified during their survey included flu-like symptoms, loss of energy, nervousness, insomnia and nausea.  Don’t allow Effexor to control your life.

What are the Symptoms of Effexor withdrawal?

Common Effexor or Effexor XR withdrawal symptoms include: brain shivers, agitation, anxiety, confusion, mania, mood swings, anorexia, impaired coordination, dizziness, fatigue, lethargy, headaches, night tremors, tremor, sensory disturbances, electric shock-like sensations, vomiting, vertigo, sweating, diarrhea, dry mouth, involuntary muscle twitches, hypersomnia (drowsiness), hypomania, depression, vision problems and weight gain. The FDA has defined any side effect from withdrawal that causes death, cancer, permanent disability, birth defects or hospitalization as “serious”. Abruptly withdrawing from this antidepressant can result in serious withdrawal symptoms from Effexor that could cause hospitalization, permanent disabilities or even death. This medication should never be suddenly discontinued. Quitting Effexor is something that should be taken seriously and should be done under medical Effexor withdrawal treatment of some form.  Through easing your withdrawal pain you can center your attention on creating a happy, Effexor-free life.

What should you do if you want to stop taking Effexor without withdrawal?

Talking to the doctor who prescribed this medication to you is a good place to start. A medical doctor is capable of helping you slowly lower the dosage you are taking to allow time for the body and mind to adjust over a slow dosage reduction that can take many months in order to avoid painful and uncomfortable withdrawal side effects. However, rehabilitation or more intensive Effexor withdrawal help may be needed if withdrawal symptoms are severe. Withdrawal side effects are mental, emotional and physical. The reasons for taking the anti-depressant such as depression, bipolar disorder or anxiety will most likely return upon discontinuation. Therefore, it is important to have an alternative mental health maintenance plan in effect during withdrawal. How long does withdrawal from Effexor last? This varies for each person, however having all of the right help in place greatly reduces withdrawal time and severity.  A scientific way of getting off Effexor.

How can depression and withdrawal be overcome?

Alternative therapies will not only help you to get through your withdrawal process, but they will also help you to take the necessary steps toward achieving your desired state of mental health. Alternative therapies such as counseling will help a person who is withdrawing understand the underlying reasons for their depression. Getting through the Effexor tapering process in the most comfortable way possible, mentally and physically, comes down to making one shift towards what you want and watch in amazement as everything in life starts to come together and work out. Individuals who are prescribed antidepressant are usually given these medications before an effort has been given to figure out what is causing their depression.  Don’t wait any longer to fulfill your desire to stop taking Effexor real help is in your reach.

What does Effexor do to the mind and body?

SNRI's such as Venlafaxine and SSRIs do not create any Serotonin, but they do stop the Serotonin reuptake from happening. Serotonin acts as an inhibitory agent, inhibiting outside stimulus from the environment and it also produces the neurohormones needed for sleep and decreases behaviors and thoughts that are compulsive. Even when a person does not have a Serotonin deficiency in the first place, use of this antidepressant can cause the person to become deficient in Serotonin. When a person is in Effexor or Effexor XR withdrawal, they will likely suffer from anxiety, over stimulation, sleeplessness, symptoms of OCD and even symptoms similar to those of Tourette’s. These symptoms occur because now there truly is a Serotonin deficiency.  Effective relief from withdrawal symptoms.

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Alternative to Meds Center uncovers the underlying reasons of why a person may have depression. Our program methods include lab tests, use of natural substances to balance neurochemistry, body cleansing to rid environmentally accumulated neurotoxins, methodical medication tapering techniques, amino IV therapy and other nutritional therapy, personal training, exercise, massage, peer support, yoga and other therapies to provide the best possible environment for a person to comfortably get through Effexor Withdrawal. 


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