Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

strange happy withdrawal

Posted by sar on March 14, 2001, at 18:14:59

In reply to Re: Effexor Withdrawal, posted by Alli on March 1, 2001, at 8:51:41

Hi. I've been debating whether or not to post on this because I think it's pretty crazy myself, but I'm curious if anyone has had a similar experience.

I was on 75 mg Effexor XR for a month; I ran out of my free samples and have decided not to get anymore because it really didn't do that much for me, except make me a bit numb, mess up my sleep pattern a little, and have occassional muscle spasms.

So I've been off for two days. Last night I could sleep for only 3 hours (normally I sleep 8-10) before waking up feeling incredibly clear and happy. I laughed out loud for the first *genuine* time in a long time, it came so easily and was so infectious that I continued to laugh hard and out loud at things that I'd normally only internally smile at.

It was hard to stop! Considering what I've read on this board about others' terrible withdrawal symptoms, I know I'm lucky (so far) and certainly not complaining! My family did think I was a bit loony this morning with all the laughing and antsyness probably because I'm normally pretty sedate and quiet, stereotypical *depressed* person.

Has anyone experienced a positive withdrawal? How long did it last?





Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:sar thread:13781