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Re: Effexor...p.s. mercedes

Posted by KimberlyDi on July 23, 2003, at 12:51:37

In reply to Re: Effexor...p.s. Daphnis, posted by mercedes on July 23, 2003, at 11:13:24

That's another reason why Effexor is such a lifesaver for me, the absence of the craving to drink. I didn't like the taste of Whiskey. But I would be frantic to *shut up* all those fears and anxieties racing through my head. I almost ran out of Effexor because the area Pharmacy's didn't stock the non-XR version. I had 2 days were I was taking half-dosages to string my remaining supply out without going completely off. Those old fears and apprehensions, I could feel them coming back. Not a nice feeling. I am NOT stopping Effexor anytime soon, not willingly. i wish Effexor would help me with anger though.
KDi in Texas

> Thanks for the follow-up note. I just wanted to add that during the past 7 - 9 yrs, I would read the warning on the A.D.'s "DO NOT TAKE WITH ALCOHOL". I have always drank sociably...yea right! I drank to self medicate often having no recall. I was so afraid of mixing AD's with alcohol and chose alcohol instead of the AD's. I wasn't helping myself at all but worst of all, I used to lie to the pdoc about my drinking. Big mistake I know. This was a few years back.
>
> Since I started taking the 75 mgs of Effexor, I realized that I had lost my craving for alcohol. I'm not a beer drinker but used to drink one once in a while especially if I was washing my car or mowing the lawn (with my music on). I don't crave alcohol like I used to. I'm not saying that I haven't drank in the past 8 months, yes I have but can count them on "2" hands, I think, maybe I have to borrow a toe or 2 :)
>
> But in reality, giving up alcolhol, or not craving it, is one thing I am sure is related to Effexor. I always have beer in my frig but that's for my brother's or my nephew's when they come around. Otherwise it just sits there.
>
> I was on pbabble last Sat night and did crave a drink 'shot of whisky' just here, by myself. However, I said to myself, "self, why do you want to feel bad in the morning?" so I fought the urge. If I drink whisky, I don't know when to stop and usually do something stupid like calling people in the middle of the night.
>
> This was a long p.s. huh?
> mercedes


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