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Re: Oh! I'm madder than ....

Posted by saintjames on July 31, 1999, at 22:13:19

In reply to Oh! I'm madder than ...., posted by Brenn on July 31, 1999, at 21:06:05

> I have been in and out of here all day reading all the past posts on Effexor. The more I read the hotter I get.
> How dare any doctor give this to patients without taking it and then stopping it themselves? When I call Monday to "check in" with my psychiatrist I am going to give him a piece of my mind.
> Now if I could just find anyone who works in any way with a drug manufacturing company I could let go of some of this anger with a few swift kicks.
> I hope every cent they earned making so many people feel so bad racks up a point on their "going to hell meter".
> It is nice to see that I won't die from feeling so rotten since you all are still around to post.

James here....

Pls remember that on this list you are seeing a a lot of problems but you are not seeing a true sampling. Yes Effexor doses need to be small to start with with slow build up or taper off. Some really have a bad time on Effexor. This holds true for all AD's...take it from someone who has been on them since 85. I have tried many as AD's pooped out, Imiprimine (Tofranil) caused me to loose feeling in my left hand. These kind of problems are often dose related, so a lower dose may not cause a problem, or another med can be tried.
I am sorry you had such a bad time....the electric shock/eye thing stops in me after 3-5 day of abruptly stopping Effexor ($%%^ HMO !) I take 1 mg atavin for this, also for these 3-5 days i will cry if something sad comes on TV, no big boo hoo, just a little water, atavin stops this. I would expect in other people it will take a while longer, I take 300-400 mgs with few problems and can restart at this dose if i have been off Effexor, but these problems will go away.
Ask your doc about a dose of Prozac, print out the info about this from Dr Dobs Tips and Tricks





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