Thank you for posting this. I have been on Effexor for about 10 years. Previously I was on Paxel and I stopped that on my own cold turkey. It as hell so I knew better this time. I have been on three 37.5 mg pills a day. and just reduced them to two pills a couple of days ago. I am already having the nightmares. I didn't realize I was having sides effects until I started on my sleep apnea machine and the doctor told me I was restless because of my medication. I went home and looked up the side effects and realized I had been have about eight other side effects as well and never realized it was because of the medication. I thought that was just how a depressed person felt and didn't realize I shouldn't feel this way. I immediately went to my doctor and said rather than changing I wanted off. I plan to exercise and have been researching foods and supplements that help with depression and hope this eases the symptons of withdrawal. I have never had the brain zaps everyone talks about and they are scary but it's equally scary to stay on this medication. I want my life back. I will definately ad the omega three and ginger. Thanks for all of the suggestions. I will gladly appreciate any help I can get.View Thread
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