Posted by Terri C. on June 24, 2002, at 10:43:09
In reply to Re: Effexor , PCP, and Andrea Yates, posted by NikkiT2 on June 22, 2002, at 18:34:34
Seems getting caught up in whether this drug is PCP or not is mute. The side effects that were outlined in that posting have been experienced by some users and are valid. Documenting and sharing experiences based on negative side effects is a crucial part of the on-going analysis of any drug, psych or not. Documenting and sharing positive experience is equally as important but seems to be the only dialogue that some successful Effexor users want to read about.
I applaude any medication that helps people and would never want to see its discontinuation off the market because of few of us have had bad experiences; however, there needs to be equal understanding and respect shown to those of us who have not had such a great experience on this medication. You certainly don't see people get so upset and lash out at people who are allergic to penicillin and experience adverse reactions to that wonder drug. Quite the contrary. Doctors have learned throughout the years that every person is different and each of us may react differently to medications. So let's continue to share our perspectives and our opinions so that we can provide critical information to the medical society...information that could lead to earlier intervention by the doctors.