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Effexor Withdrawal and Tapering Help

Effexor (Venlafaxine) has been identified as an SSRI that has severe discontinuation withdrawal symptoms.  It is critical to withdraw Effexor slowly while providing relief for the withdrawals. Our NonProfit has been helping people withdraw safely for over 14 Years. Contact the Prescription Drug Experts for help!

Effexor was marketed for the use of major depression, generalized anxiety, panic disorder and social phobia. Effexor has a relatively short half-life that helps to explain the severity of the Discontinuation Syndrome (withdrawals) frequently experienced by patients. It is hypothesized that an overly rapid deprivation of multiple neurotransmitter levels contributes to the high rate of withdrawals. Contact us if you need help to taper off Effexor or have questions.

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Real Results for Effexor Withdrawal

The Point of Return Program is an in-home tapering program that allows you to gradually lessen the amount of Effexor while also implementing the use of all-natural, calming nutraceuticals to help ease symptoms. We eliminate Interaction items to help make Effexor withdrawal more comfortable. Our physician recommended schedules allow your doctor to taper you off Effexor correctly.  The success of our program over the past 14 years is due to our unmatched service and unique mentoring approach. Effexor can be dangerous to abruptly or rapidly stop and our program is a proven, viable, low-cost option to continue living your life while tapering. Read program FAQ page.

We are prescription drug experts that specialize in Effexor and Antidepressant withdrawals.


We've helped people in 76 counties and in all 50 states of the USA

PROVEN RESULTS

This is a low cost program with proven results. So don't suffer...

Testimonials

I didn't know what a fighter I was until now that I look back on this past year and realize that I never once thought about quitting the program. more...

Laura (Colorado) Effexor

I am drug-free now and my mind is clear and sharp. The nerve pain is much, better and my life is full. I plan to continue taking the nutrients forever.

Anna (Pennsylvania) Effexor

I really appreciate the gift of being able to be off the SSRI's because of the negative side effects they had. Thank you!!!   more...

Michel (S. Carolina) Effexor

Key Components of Our In-Home Program

  • Skilled Experts in Prescription Drugs guiding you throughout the process.
  • Professional, kind mentoring
  • Assessment at the onset to determine taper rates, potential interactions, etc.
  • *Nutraceuticals specially formulated to ease symptoms, these are utilized throughout the whole process
  • Unlike herbs and many vitamins, our nutraceuticals will not interact with any medications
  • Information, advice and direction
  • 24/7 discussion board with encouraging members and knowledgeable mentors
  • Email and phone access at no charge
  • Recommendations for addressing symptoms such as gut problems, headaches, pain, etc.
  • Experienced team of committed experts with over 14 years experience
  • Every person at Point of Return has a personal story with these drugs. You are never alone

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Withdrawal Symptoms May Include

aggression, anxiety, balance issues , blurred vision, brain zaps, concentration impairment, constipation, crying spells, depersonalization, diarrhea, dizziness. electric shock sensations, fatigue, flatulence, flu-like symptoms, hallucinations, hostility, highly emotional, indigestion, irritability, impaired speech, insomnia, jumpy nerves, lack of coordination, lethargy, migraine headaches / increased headaches, nausea, nervousness, over-reacting to situations, paranoia, repetitive thoughts or songs, sensory & sleep disturbances, severe internal restlessness (akathisia), stomach cramps, tremors, tinnitus (ear ringing or buzzing), tingling sensations, troubling thoughts, visual hallucinations / illusions, vivid dreams, speech or visual changes, worsened depression

Side Effects May Include

abnormal dreams, abnormal ejaculation or orgasm, anxiety, appetite loss, blurred vision, chills, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, dry mouth, frequent urination, flushing, gas, headache, impotence, infection, insomnia, muscle tension, nausea, nervousness, rash, sleepiness, sweating, tingling feeling, tremor, upset stomach, vomiting, weakness, yawning, abnormal taste, abnormal thinking, agitation, chest pain, confusion, decreased sex drive, depression, dilated pupils, dizziness upon standing up, high blood pressure, itching, loss of identity, rapid heartbeat, ringing in the ears, trauma, twitching, urinary problems, weight loss

Abrupt Discontinuation Symptoms May Include

agitation, anxiety, confusion, irritability, sensory disturbances, electric shock sensations, dysphoric mood, headache, emotional liability, insomnia, hypomania, tinnitus, seizures, impaired coordination, diarrhea, dizziness, nausea, nervousness, nightmares, somnolence, tremor, vertigo and vomiting

Break Free Today

At Point of Return, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, we have spent the last 14 years helping people wean off Effexor correctly. With customized taper rates and all natural nutraceuticals, our program allows you to control your symptoms and properly come off Effexor, once and for all, from the comfort of your home. Read program FAQ page.

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Effexor history and info

Effexor (Venlafaxine) is an SNRI (Selective Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor) that was introduced by Pfizer in 1993. By 2007, Effexor was the sixth most commonly prescribed antidepressant on the U.S. market. Sales of Effexor XR represent 17% of Wyeth Laboratories profit with nearly $ billion per year.

Effexor was one of the top 25 most prescribed medications used in prisons by The Department of Corrections.

Effexor can increase eye pressure so patients with glaucoma should have more frequent eye checks.  There are few well-controlled studies of Effexor in pregnant women but a study released in May 2010 (Canadian Medical Association Journal) suggested it doubled the risk of miscarriage.

At dosages less than 150mg per day, it acts primarily on Serotonin, while at moderate dosages of 150-300mg Effexor affected both Serotonin and Norepinephrine. At dosages above 300mg, Effexor also exerted it effect on Dopamine.

Serotonin is found primarily in the gastrointestinal tract, blood platelets and central nervous system. Norepinephrine has multiple roles including as a hormone and neurotransmitter and is most responsible for vigilant concentration in contrast to Dopamine that is most responsible for cognitive alertness.  The widespread role of these neurotransmitters helps to explain the long list of Effexor side effects and withdrawal symptoms. 

Effexor has a relatively short half-life that helps to explain the severity of the Discontinuation Syndrome (withdrawals) frequently experienced by patients. It is hypothesized that an overly rapid deprivation of multiple neurotransmitter levels contributes to the high rate of withdrawals.

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DISCLAIMER:

*While great care has been taken in organizing and presenting the material throughout this website, please note that it is provided for informational purposes only and should not be taken as Medical Advice.

*Because prescription medications can cause severe withdrawal reactions, do not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician. The decision to taper any medication should be discussed with your doctor and done with their consent and support. More...