Signed up just to answer you
no the withdrawal isnt that bad., i take the meds allways before i go to bed, and if i miss the bed time dose and it goes half a day you might start feeling it. But its more in the 8-12h range.. Allthough i take remeron aswell., works wonders depessive wise, but aint to good on anxieties..
I found that alchohol counters the effect from that combo tho, so be careful with that. With the first drinks you "get down" so to speak. But doesent increase the effects from alchohol, so you can safelly have a beer or 12+
Allso opiates eliminates the effect on effexor and other ssri`s., i had cronic pain a few years, and zoloft, effexor had no effect what so ever. But then again, depression wise i didnt need em.
With that said, im trying to quit the meds tonight. Im having a few glasses of wine (for a better sleep) and im quite curious of what tomorrow will bring
ill keep you posted., Iv tried a day before, and im expecting head aces :P