I was on Effexor for a few months, 2 37.5 mg in the morning and 1 37.5 at night. It has been 3 months since my doctor yanked me off of Effexor because my skin began breaking out in hives. I still have the hives so I now know that the medication was not the issue. I suffer from really bad anxiety but since I stopped taking Effexor I have been experiencing what I learned is "brain shivers", bouts of anger and I am crying about everything. I just feel my anxiety is worse the last few months since I have stopped taking Effexor. So I am wondering if I am still going through withdrawal.
My question here is how long can this withdrawal last? I just started a new job and it is beginning to affect my ability to focus. I need help. Any help would greatly be appreciated. Thank you!View Thread