Posted by stjames on September 8, 2000, at 22:06:06
In reply to Re: withdrawal, posted by Enoch on September 8, 2000, at 14:10:50
I guess I'm the worst case scenario that everyone is afraid to mention.
I quit effexor completely after three weeks of weaning down from 150 mg. Four days into it I had what the docs are referring to as a manic episode and had to be put on ativan just to stop me from endangering myself or others. I haven't worked in three days and the symptoms don't seem to show any signs of letting up. If it wasn't for the ativan, my keyboard would be stained with tears right now. Agony, woe, pain, blah blah blah.
I know that I'm pretty rare, but it seems like the makers of effexor and all these other meds should have spent some time researching the effects of withdrawl from their medications, rather than making us do it for them. They've made quite a bit of money off of us for some time now. Maybe they should use a little of it now to research the effect of the meds they put on the market. I know, soapboxing, but I'm a little manic right now, so forgive.
have you tried a few doses of Prozac ? Seems to work