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Re: Effexor withdrawal - very bad news

Posted by Victor on November 15, 1998, at 13:28:50

In reply to Re: Effexor withdrawal - very bad news, posted by Gordon Harris on November 14, 1998, at 17:26:45

> I found Effexor to be an apparent miracle-worker in helping me get over extreme depression and anxiety that had persisted for almost a year. Incredibly, only a dosage of 37 mg per day (taken am, pm, eve.) seemed to do the trick. After
> 3 months I was able to discontinue, but experienced bad temper, crying, and something like dizziness. After a month I went back to taking even less than 25 mg /day, but it does seem to help enormously. Nonetheless, I am once again
> weaning off. I think the worst symptom is feelings of hostility that come over me
> during periods of stress. But then, that's something to work on. I must say that the therapist that I have worked with has also helped me
> understand my reactions to stress, and to realize that they are not me, but are simply the way I am responding.
Hello again!
Has anyone experienced terrifyng nightmares associated with
Effexor withdrawl? I taled with my therapist about my dose
being high, I take 150mg XR twice a day, and started to lower
my dose down to 150mg once a day. The nightmares were not as
bad as when I ran out of meducine during a business trip in
early October, but still bad enough. The other thing that
happenedwas that I had to go back to the higher dose.
A curious thing about the nightmares is that the nightmares
seemed to be related to my most traumatic experiences as a
child, and during my tour of duty in Viet Nam. Up until I
was 14, We (my sister and I) was ohisically, emotionally,
and spritually abused. I did not get toys at Christmas
because, as my grandmother put it, Jesus did not think that
we wer good enough. In El Salvador the Baby Jesus not
Santa Claus, brings toys to little girls and boys. I did
not know about Santa until I came to the USA in 1958.
I guess that it is too hot down there for that red
suit. I was beaten until I stopped crying, got on my
knees, and asked my grandmother for forgiveness for making
her so angry. I was also violated when I was 5, yes, VIOLATED,
molested does not beguin to describe what a 5 year old
goes through when two grown men decide to have fun with him.

I appologize for going on and on, but the nightmares were
all too real and brought all that stuff back to the surface.




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