I’ve been on 75mg of Effexor for depression for nearly a year. It has helped me far more than any other drug I’ve taken before. I’ve noticed, though, if I miss even one day of it, the next day I get a very uncomfortable feeling in my head. I don’t know how describe it other than a “fwooshing” - every time I walk or turn my head I hear in my ears a quick little “fwsh” like a rush of blood, accompanied by a split-second lightheaded feeling. It is disorienting and very annoying. It feels as if I might pass out every few seconds. As long as I have my pill every day I’m fine. I also feel very drowsy, like I could sleep forever.
I’d like to find out; what exactly is causing this feeling? Does anybody else here use Effexor and experience this feeling too? If someday I switched meds or ran out of it and couldn’t get more, would this feeling ever go away? I Googled it but I can’t seem to find any info on this specific problem.