Safety Notice: This section on Psychiatric Drugs/Medications enables people to share their personal experiences of using such drugs/medications. Always seek the advice of your doctor, psychiatrist or other qualified health professional before making any changes to your medications or with any questions you may have regarding drugs/medications.
In considering coming off psychiatric drugs it is very important that you are aware that most psychiatric drugs can cause withdrawal reactions, sometimes including life-threatening emotional and physical withdrawal problems. In short, it is not only dangerous to start taking psychiatric drugs, it can also be dangerous to stop them. Withdrawal from psychiatric drugs should only be done carefully under experienced clinical supervision.
Have taken the survey. Really suffering badly at the moment since decreasing Venlafaxine. Its really bad on waking but last few days its been during the coupled with dizziness and nausea. Whatever psychiatric drugs I come off it always happens and go again when I start something new. Its as if my body needs some chemical in them!!