Posted by tme on January 17, 2001, at 1:39:43
In reply to Re: permanent problems after total withdrawal, posted by Bob on January 14, 2001, at 0:16:42
i went on effexor because of anxiety due to a situation i was going through. well that situation was taken care of years ago!! i knew i didnt need it anymore....(take 1mg of klonopin though for the lingering anxiety and im doing great) anyway, i just kept buying the stuff and taking the stuff and everytime i tried to get off of it, i went right back on it..you know why i did that!! but this time, knowing i didnt need it and not wanting to be a prisoner to a "PILL" i got off of it. im doing wonderful though..took me awhile to get here. my husband still thinks im a bit bitchy, but hahaha, bad news for him. this IS the real me!! lol he must pick up his dirty socks now!! lol j/ting. after the "effexor" experiance, im just really leary now of taking anything that hasnt been around for a very long time. watched a show about new pills. like younger than 10 years old. was scary, and i knew exactly what they were talking about. remember phen phen?? look at what that did to people!! ruined heart valves for a few pounds?? how come they didnt know that BEFORE they put it out on the market. and im sure youve heard of viagra. i believe they were trying to come up with a heart drug and found it worked better....in other places. we are all just guinea pigs if we keep taking these drugs before theyve been outon the market for 10 years or more. this is my new opinon after effexor. ya know, effexor did work for me, but i think valium or something wouldve worked just as well and i know they wouldnt of just let mekeep taking that for so long. i think some docs just like to keep the drug companys happy and to hell with us...gee am i a bit skeptical? yeah, just remember, all of this is JUST my opinon. how long have you been off of it?? and yes, wasnt it just a breeze getting off? would you recommend anybody take it?