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Re: Anyone had success on Effexor XR?-WITHDRAWL

Posted by theo on August 2, 2003, at 16:09:24

In reply to Re: Anyone had success on Effexor XR?-WITHDRAWL, posted by lethe on August 1, 2003, at 4:53:05

Okay, so I had to find out for myself. I only took Effexor XR 37.5mg for 3 weeks and 75mg for 4 days, then back down to 37.5mg. After four days I stopped and after 24 hours, have felt so uncomfortable as if the world is coming to an end, scared to be by myself, this is not fun at all!!! Paxil was nothing for me to stop and on such a low dose of Effexor XR, I didn't think I had much to worry about. Thank god a had some Prozac I never threw away and am trying 20mg of it with 10mg Atarax(hydroxyzine hcl) and I'm not so "scared" feeling right now. I haven't drank in several months and this is the closest I've come just to get some relief until this withdrawal goes away. I realize that will create more problems for me so I'm not but I have not experienced horrible feelings like this since coming off of a drinking binge. I never felt this bad not taking SSRI's, makes me wonder if I should see how life is without them. The withdrawal started about 7:00pm last night, 8-1-03 and it's about 4:00pm now. I thought about breaking open a 37.5mg and taking half but at this point since the intensity is decreasing I think I'll ride it out with the Prozac and Atarax. I've gone back and forth with several SSRI's but will never swallow Effexor XR again!!! This is just my experience, I know everyone's different.




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