- Feb 19, 2013
Has anyone else taken Effexor and attempted to wean themselves off? I have alot of issues with this drug and i don't want to take something that I'm going to be stuck taking my whole life just to keep the withdrawal symptoms at bay. They started me off with 150mg but it caused me to have mania really bad. So they dropped me down to 75mg. I was doing ok for awhile but then i started getting "brain zaps" and feeling queasy. I didn't want to have to keep increasing the dosage and i wanted to get on something different. The longer i go without taking it, the worse my body feels. Any suggestions on what to do?