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Venlafaxine Withdrawal and Tapering Help

"I followed the Point of Return program religiously. My heartfelt thanks to all of the team - Kellia (Venlafaxine)

Venlafaxine has one of the highest and most serious Discontinuation Syndrome Withdrawal Symptoms among Antidepressants. Our NonProfit has been helping people withdraw safely for 15 Years. Contact Us if you need help.

Real Results for Venlafaxine Dependency

Are you searching for the best way to get off Venlafaxine, how to wean off Venlafaxine, or how to taper off Venlafaxine? The Point of Return Program is an in-home tapering program that allows you to gradually taper the amount of Venlafaxine while also implementing the use of all-natural, calming nutraceuticals to help ease symptoms. We eliminate Interaction items to help make Venlafaxine withdrawal more comfortable. Our physician recommended schedules allow your doctor to taper you off Venlafaxine correctly.  Venlafaxine is 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 FAQs.

We are prescription drug experts that specialize in Antidepressant withdrawals.

Key Components of Our In-Home Program

  • Skilled Experts guiding you throughout the process 
  • Assessment at the onset to determine a gameplan (a $400 value)
  • *Nutraceuticals specially formulated to help ease symptoms, these are utilized throughout the whole process 
  • Unlike herbs and many vitamins, our nutraceuticals will not interact with any medications 
  • 24/7 discussion board with encouraging members and knowledgeable mentors Email and phone access at no charge
  • Recommendations for addressing symptoms 
  • Experienced team of committed experts with over 15 years experience

Every person at Point of Return has a personal story with these drugs. You are never alone

Call toll-free 866-605-2333 to Learn More or send us an Email.

We've helped people in 78 countries and in all 50 states in the USA

PROVEN RESULTS

This is a low cost program with proven results

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) Venlafaxine

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. more...

Anna (Pennsylvania) Venlafaxine

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 (South Carolina) Venlafaxine

Venlafaxine In-Home Taper Program

Join our Venlafaxine Withdrawal program today and get your life back!



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At Point of Return, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, we have spent the last 15 years helping people wean off Venlafaxine correctly. With customized taper rates and all natural nutraceuticals, our program allows you to come off Venlafaxine, once and for all, from the comfort of your home. Read program FAQs

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" My heartfelt thanks to all of the POINT OF RETURN team – the group of participants that provide emotional support on the forum – and most of all – to Alesandra. more... - Kellia A (Canada) Venlafaxine

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Venlafaxine 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

Venlafaxine 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

Venlafaxine 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

Venlafaxine history and info

Venlafaxine (Effexor) is an SNRI (Selective Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor) that was introduced by Pfizer as Effexor in 1993. By 2007, Effexor was the sixth most commonly prescribed antidepressant on the U.S. market.

Venlafaxine 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.

Venlafaxine (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.

Effexor (Venlafaxine) was marketed for the use of major depression, generalized anxiety, panic disorder and social phobia. At dosages less than 150mg per day, it acts primarily on Serotonin, while at moderate dosages of 150-300mg Venlafaxine 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 possible Venlafaxine side effects and withdrawal symptoms.

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*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.

*The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The products and labels mentioned / sold are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness.

* Testimonial results may vary person to person.

*The program outlined in Point of Return is not meant to substitute your doctor, instead it is to be utilized with your physician to help you with your drug withdrawal process and with his or her consent.

*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...