ugh, i stopped effexor cold turkey because of a insurance problem. My dh had lost his job and the meds were a couple hundred dollars. This was before a generic version was available. I was too broke and embarressed to even call the dr. The withdrawal was HORRIFFIC. I missed a few days work, had these ungodly brain zaps. Dramamine helped a little. Besides that, sleep as much as you can. Depending on what med you are taking, and the half life of it will determine how long the withdrawal will last. I had about 5 days of hell with effexor, and lingering brain zaps for a good 2 weeks afterwards. I made it 4 days trying to withdrawal from my celexa (it took about 2 days for the withdrawal to really kick in) before i gave up and took my meds again. Good luck. The less you have to do, and if you can just rest the better.
at 4:37 PM on Jan. 10, 2011