Posted by rickj on February 19, 2003, at 14:06:22
In reply to Re: My Effexor experience -- another nasty drug » rickj, posted by daizy on February 18, 2003, at 16:17:38
Thanx Daizy for your thoughts. I'd never posted to a bulletin board before... So are you off effexor and now doing therapy? And you find it helps?
You're right, my body (and head) just didn't want more chemicals. I also felt like the effexor was trying to take over -- all those weird sensations everywhere. Maybe I did too many drugs before... And you're right on the money: it's physically like E, only without the euphoria and energy. Funny that you made the same connection. I wonder if the effexor "reminds" the body of E (if you've taken E already), or whether they somehow work in a similar way. Anybody else done both E and Effexor?
A healthy lifestyle seems to get easier with age (I'm now 33). There's only so much self-abuse you can take... I do recommend yoga, especially with a good instructor. I like Ashtanga -- you sweat like crazy, but feel sooo relaxed at the end, calm, and feeling better about things.