The side effects from tapering are quickly diminishing. It’s getting easier to feel “normal” on the days I don’t take Effexor. I rarely even notice any side effects until late at night and it’s usually very minor like tingling lips and fingers, nothing too serious. I do tend to feel brain shocks but I’m telling you fish oil makes that go away within minutes- miracle.
The only “feeling” I can’t quite shake is this overwhelming feeling of being claustrophobic in my own body. I googled it and see it’s common but I hate reading those threads because I always take on others people fears lol.
It’s not consuming… Eventually I’m able to think about something else but when it does pop up it’s petrifying.
Basically I feel like I’m suffocating under my breasts, and skin. It’s like a compulsion to cut off my breasts and break free from my skin (even though I would NEVER act on these intrusive thoughts it’s annoying to have them at all).
To me it sounds like what someone who has an eating disorder might experience … This feeling seems like a precursor to anorexia. That won’t be a problem for me though- I just need to find a solution to these horrible intrusive thoughts and remind myself that I’m obviously not going to suffocate myself.
Ugh… Frustrating to say the least. Anyone feel this ever?