Coming off Effexor…. Feb. 4th

I’m down to 37.5 MG of effexor. I have approximately one day left until I’m off the medication completely. I’ve been experiencing this zap-like feeling in my brain which is normal. Just a tad annoying. Emotionally today I had one break down. Sadly it was at work. I messed up and then j started crying and couldn’t stop. I experienced a little anxiety attack but because I knew what was happening I was able to calm myself and move on. But the uncontrollable crying for such a little thing has me worried. I understand the cause could be my pregnancy and coming off the medication. But honestly it sucks to feel weak in this way. I’ll just keep on working at it and try to not let the little things get to me so much. I’ve been doing so well. I don’t like not being able to control my emotions. I’ve also been experiencing a little bit of irritability. Which has caused tension. Last thing, It makes me scared that I’m getting irritable because then I’m a little mean and lash out. By doing so I frustrate my mother. I just hate the feeling that if I lash out there is a possibility my mom would tell me I need to find a new place to live. My parents are amazing. But they can be wishy-washy. One day I’m cool being here the next week it’s a whole new situation and I need to find a better place to live. Due to being pregnant I’d hope this won’t occur. But it’s something that’s occurred in the past. One day they are loving and so helpful. The next they are telling me the complete opposite. It’s just hard. I try to tell myself they are only human. 

Published by Jeannette_PTSD

Hi, My name is Jeannette I'm 32. I'm diagnosed with Depression, Anxiety, Adhd, Panic Attacks, Bipolar2, PTSD and Borderline Personality Disorder. Im here to help others understand what life like now with these disorders they have.

3 thoughts on “Coming off Effexor…. Feb. 4th

  1. Sometimes, it’s hard not to be mean. I struggle with that impulse too.

    As for the crying, oh yeah, pregnancy and it will get worse πŸ˜„ My former partner had to half carry me out of a theatre while I ugly sobbed over something that happened in an animated film πŸ˜„πŸ˜„. The lack of emotional control can be scary – I found daily calming exercises helpful – meditation or just quiet time. πŸ’—


  2. Hi Jeanette, congratulations on how you are managing your pregnancy. It must be a little scary to go off all your medication. I wish your parents could be a support for you all the time. Is the person who got you pregnant still in your life? If you want to send me a private message you can email me at My thoughts and prayers are with you.


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