Hey moms, I suffered from severe PPD with my first daughter, now 4.5, and had a lot of success on Effexor. In fact, I can honestly say I have been completely depression free for the time I've been taking psych meds. However, I'm now five weeks pregnant with my second, due January 2015, and trying to wean myself from Effexor. The withdrawal process is brutal and I'm really struggling. Has anyone successfully gone off Effexor and can offer tips for dealing with the side effects? In addition to morning sickness, I'm struggling with insomnia, night sweats, "brain zaps," and intense headaches. Based on what I've read online, a combo of Benadryl and Omega 3 is helping somewhat, along with a small amount of marijuana which I feel nervous about even though I've done the research about potential effects on my baby and feel more comfortable than I would if I kept taking Effexor. Looking for any experiences, advice, or commiseration!
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