Effexor is the worse drug to take and also try to withdraw from. I have b been on it for years and am trying to come off it. It gives me the worse nightmares and screaming dreams all the time, which is why I want off, but now coming off the dreams and screaming are worse. My head feels like it is full of cotton, and no matter what dose I try to reduce, the awlful feeling of dizzy and aches are still there. I am now down from 300mg to 30 mg [or so> I empty capsules slowly, My boyfriend has to come and wake me, some nights I am screaming so loudly in my sleep. Right now I am having trouble holding my head upright. Do not let your Dr. talk you in to taking effexor, you are better off depressed or try something else for episodes for anxiety. I would give anything not to have started this awlful drug years ago. I think there should be a total recall, there is some way this drug messes up the chemicals in your brain, and I am afraid I will never be back to thinking clearly, or having my sleep natural.View Thread
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