I was on this drug for over 6 years. I started at 30 mg and was bumped up to 60 mg. I was taking it for depression, and it worked wonders for a year and a half. I felt very social and happy. The biggest physical side effects I experienced were sweating, weight loss, and I found it challenging to focus.
Once it stopped working my psychologist bumped me up to 90 mg, and added lamictal. That stopped working, so I decided to quit both.
The withdrawal symptoms included nightmares, brain zaps, vertigo, difficult word retrieval, weight gain, ANXIETY, irritability, concentration problems, rapid body temperature changes