Posted by Terri C. on June 20, 2002, at 20:58:23
In reply to Re: No need to freak out...chill!, posted by pharmer on June 20, 2002, at 20:24:49
With no intention of offending you, and with many disclaimers stating just that in my previous postings, I have to wonder why you're taking my comments so personally. I apologize if I've offended you. Once again I'll say, if Effexor is working for you as it has for so many, I couldn't be happier. It was a nightmare drug for me, but, luckily, I have received a lot of support from Psycho Babble folks who appreciate knowing they are not alone and clearly understand that my intentions are honorable.
In playing devil's advocate with the Andrea Yates analogy, I guess maybe I hit some nerves. On a personal note, I thought it was interesting that she was on 450 mg of Effexor and had just been discontinued off Haldol prior to killing her children. I had similar thoughts and feelings while on this drug, and although I never acted on them, I remember how intense they were. I know now that I was experiencing side effects from the Effexor, and that was confirmed by my doctor. There are web sites that document these side effects, and they are real. They happen to some people, Pharmer, and we have a right, if not a responsibility, to share our experiences.
So, I'm chillin today, off medication, living life one day at a time. Thanks for your support. I wish you happiness and peace.