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Re: BEWARE! Re: Jan--

Posted by Jan on July 23, 1999, at 17:57:52

In reply to BEWARE! Re: Jan--, posted by nancy on July 22, 1999, at 21:23:39

Many, many thanks, Nancy! I appreciate your input on the matter.

Though I haven't made any changes yet (I'm naturally a *huge* procrastinator), I still bemoan the increased severity of side effects on Effexor. Yes, it's true that the depression and anxiety are at an all-time low! Yay! But the side effects have been increased.

Since I've never returned to a med once leaving it, I was really glad to get your input on what can happen. And it was *very* heartening to learn that side effects can decrease after six months! I've been doing the Effexor thing for about three months now.

I was very intrigued by this site's talk about SamE and 5HTP, but both of them got horrible marks when it came to intestinal gas. That sure scared me off since I've had digestive sensitivities my whole life anyway. So if I can stay on Effexor without much bother, you are absolutely right that I should continue to do so.

But gosh, the dryness (hell for a contact lens wearer), the sleep disturbances (I struggle to get up by 10 or 10:30), and the lack of libido are not fun.......

Thanks for caring, Nancy!

> JAN!!! Please carefully consider that many of us, treatment resistive folks, will become resistant to the therapeutic effects of a med after we've stopped taking it, and then, try to restart. IF IT WORKS DON'T FIX IT...just tweek it a little, maybe.
> In 6 months, your side-effects MAY disappear. Others have found improvement by adding Wellbutrin into the mix. ASK YOUR fact, ASK SEVERAL DOCS. But, PLEASE, don't paint yourself into a corner by giving up the potentially ONLY AD that may keep you alive.
> My two cents worth... :)




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