I am ready to stop taking Effexor. I had been on Lexapro but didn't feel like it was working. That's when I changed to Effexor, because they said it would give me more "oomp" (whatever that is.) Sad to say, I never experienced any "oomph." But under the circumstances I was experiencing at the time, it's not any wonder.
I recently told my doctor that I thought I could handle being taken off of the Effexor. He said to wait until after Christmas, since holidays can be stressful, then he would tell me how to wean off of Effexor slowly. On another forum I have read where people had a terrible time getting off of it. He acted like it shouldn't be any problem.
I would like to know if any of you have stopped taking it and how did you handle it. Thanks.