Posted by Alf on August 18, 2002, at 9:22:19
In reply to You people are scaring the hell out of me!, posted by sly on August 15, 2002, at 7:51:54
The nature of the depression holds the key to my way of thinking. Is it biochemical or behavioral? If it is behavioral is therapy part of the treatment? No I don't want an answer. It's none of my business! My point is that there should be some kind of support in place to help you if you decide to become Effexor free. You might consider keeping a month's supply on hand just in case the depression returns.
Yes I'm on Effexor at present but I have no intention of going off it regardless. My impression of pdocs is that they treat DEPRESSION like it's some kind of headache. Just take some Effexor and after a while you'll be normal. (?!) Funk and Wagnall defines NORMAL as "Well adjusted to the outside world; without undue mental tensions." I don't know what that feels like. I've never experienced it.
In any case, good luck to you with whatever decision you make.