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Re: Effexor Withdrawl

Posted by Electron_Guy on January 17, 2004, at 0:48:51

In reply to Re: Effexor Withdrawl, posted by baddog55 on January 16, 2004, at 20:22:13

Well, cautiously, I have to say I think the lexapro is kicking in, my mood is much improved, and I've managed to get some things done that needed to be done. Tomorrow will provide some more evidence. It has been like I go to bed one person and wake up as another very undirected person. I'm really hoping tomorrow I wake up still motivated. I'll let you all know.

Thanks for the replies, and encouragement.

> ahh, vaster, i just read your post and I am soooo sorry. It will get better. I am still weaning off effexor, 37.5 for the 3rd week, in 2 weeks i'll go to 15 g and see what happens. I just want you to know that you're not alone, we are all supporting you. If you need to talk, just say.. God bless and keep you.
> > I quit cold turkey in July, after fighting with high blood pressure for a year. I was on Effexor XR, 150mg twice a day, for just over 3 years. It was great for my depression, but I was taking the Effexor, which caused high blood pressure, and Lotrel for the bp, which can cause depression. This didn't make much sense to me, so I decided to quit it. My BP went down, but not enough, so I am on another medication (benicar) for the bp without the side effects of the lotrel.
> > I went through some interesting withdrawl from the Effexor, the most curious one being a whooshing sound in my ears when I moved my eyes from side to side to look at things. It took about 3 weeks for all the side effects to go away.
> >
> > The problem I have now, is that I've lost my next older brother Dec 2, and now my father died almost one month to the day later. I had been starting to spiral down after getting off the Effexor, now I've taken a nose dive, and really wish I was still on it. I've seen my primary guy and gotten on Lexapro, but getting up in the morning is a major effort. That and I've had to take several weeks off work to deal with my father, who lived in another state. I guess I shouldn't be too upset with myself for staggering under the load. But I am really having trouble remembering that life is worth living.




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