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Horrible Withdrawal Effects of Effexor

Posted by madpoet11 on July 10, 2003, at 15:30:05

I wanted to know if there was a complaint forum or something related to the Anti-Depressant Effexor. Ive recently researched many different sites and found many, many people expressing there complaints on this horrible drug. Ive read about different lawsuits filed against Wyeth Laboratories Inc. in Philadelphia, makers of effexor.
Ive been taking this drug for about a year and have been trying to get off it now for over two months. Ive started Wellbutrin but have yet to properly remove Effexor from my system. Ive been experiencing strange sensations of which I really could not describe properly. My doctor really had no clue what I was talking about and just told me the obvious, which was to just lower the dosage and keep on until its out of my system. I really just took all of this for granted and my symptoms just became a habit. I have reached the lowest dosage, 37.5 mg, and for the past 2 weeks have been taking it every other day. This is the point that I have finally reached. These horrible withdrawal symptoms are still in full force when I attempt to exceed my "every other day" situation.
I recently reached a point where I just cant take it anymore. I began to research and found a ton of people with the same problem. Finally I found an explanation worthy of description. "Brain Shivers"..."Shock like sensations" my case, these sensations are extrememly constant and also cause a numbness on my lips and fingers. I myself can describe them as a sort of "Brain Tremor". These withdrawal effects accompanied with my usual Chronic Depression symptoms do not bode welI and is simply making life a living hell! I am furious with all the information that I have found and would love to know what has been going on. I would like to be up to date with this horrible situation and am strongly considering joining others in legal action. If anyone out there has any information on this or has had any of the same experiences please let me know. Thank you very much for your time.





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