Our expert says:
Personally, I have never found any reason to prescribe or use Efexor, andwas concerned from the day they launched it, about some of the excessive claims that seemed to be ebing made for it, and some of the possible risks. At higher doses, it can be associated with raised blood pressure, for instance. As Klippies says, whenever one is on an effective antidepressant, it is important to stay on it for at least 6 months or so, and to come off it only when one's shrink agrees that the basic depressive chemistry is likely to be over, and then to come off it gradually and according to the advice of one's shrink.
With a gradual withdrawal of the drug next time, you are likely to be able to avoid the unpleasant symptoms that so troubled you this time.
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