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Re: Effexor: Long Term Effects

Posted by Aubrey13 on January 18, 2004, at 2:08:08

In reply to Re: Effexor: Long Term Effects, posted by baddog55 on January 11, 2004, at 12:22:04

I took myself off Effexor because of the side effects. It took me a while to realize; the incontinence, that drone like feeling, I felt strung out all the time, and on occasion I think it brought on mania, and the sluttiness. I was on 300mg a day for a year and a half tapered off quickly then stopped about two weeks ago. I was expecting horrific pain coming off it. I feel better than ever. I just can't watch the News or Ill cry but I always been that way. When I was pregnant I cried at a Rice Crispy commercial.

Am I fooling myself? Next week am I going to crave Effexor? I haven't been able to talk to my doctor yet. She'll probably put me on another anti-depressant. I take Lithium and I know I need it. I really don't want to take another drug unless I really have to. Has anyone had to experience of trading on anti-depressant for another? Talk to me.




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