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Re: Effexor Tolerance - Mark

Posted by Elizabeth on March 28, 1999, at 2:23:30

In reply to Re: Effexor Tolerance, posted by Mark on March 25, 1999, at 6:06:27

> As far as "withdrawal." There is indeed a
> phenomena known as SSRI discontinuation syndrome

Discontinuation syndrome? There's a piece of double-speak I hadn't heard before. :-) Seriously, I do understand the need to dispell any belief that SSRIs might somehow be "addictive" (which doesn't mean anything in particular anyway), but the resulting word-play can be unwieldy. I take it that you consider "withdrawal" to be something that includes "cravings" as well as the substance-specific d/c syndrome?

(Perhaps notably, perhaps not, DSM-IV just calls these substance-specific syndromes "withdrawal." :-)

I've heard of people using Benadryl for the Paxil/Effexor/Zoloft d/c syndrome (don't see it so much with Prozac). Not sure which symptoms Benadryl is supposed to help with.

>(Effexor is similar but slightly different).

Yeah, this pretty much sums up the relationship between Effexor and the SSRIs - similar, except different.




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