Posted by River1924 on January 12, 2003, at 18:52:31
In reply to Re: Efexor XR - Long Term Withdrawal - Anyone Else?, posted by Steven G on January 7, 2003, at 2:23:59
I had a good experience while on the drug but I could not get off it. It was as if someone took the batteries out of my brain. Bodywise, effexor seemed to make me sleep a lot (that is why I wanted to get off of it.) The only way I could tolerate stopping was taking zoloft and concerta (a stimulant). Another time, I took sibutramine (a diet drug) for a short time and was able to get off of it. I think effexor let my brain work and reduced my anxiety so getting off of it was an unfortunate necessity. No drug is perfect...I'm sorry everone has had such terrible problems. River.