Posted by Lynnads on February 7, 2003, at 13:11:35
In reply to Re: getting a little worried here...., posted by Tina P on February 7, 2003, at 11:38:47
Effexor, from what I have experienced IS a great AD. I had tried many different AD's before this one, and they worked for a little bit, but then nothing. Within days of being on Effexor, I was feeling better mentally than I had for a long time. A few weeks ago, I decided to get off of Effexor and try one more thing before I committed to staying on Effexor. My doctor had me taper down off the drug and that is when the hell started.
Effexor is a wonderful drug but withdrawal from it isn't. I wouldn't advise people to be afraid of the actual drug, it does help a lot. It's the getting off of it they should be concerned about. Withdrawal effects can reeeeeeally be a doozy.