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About to go off..... Advice please!

Posted by Viva on April 16, 2004, at 17:50:07

In reply to Withdrawal Update..., posted by Sufferfromeffexor on October 12, 2003, at 7:05:54

I have read the boards ever since I started taking this drug about 8 months ago... I was really worried about going on them but couldn't handle how I was feeling before I started... Yes, first time on ADs. The drug worked wonders and have managed to get through all the crap that was going on with my life last fall but now I want off....

I am done with being constipated, the night sweats - which I never new was caused by the drug until I read the boards, I have put on 12 lbs and I could not eat for a week and still gain weight...I actually thought I was pregnant because I kept gaining wieght even with watching everything I eat and running 4-6 miles a day.My clothes dont fit -UGH and I dont know about anyone else but I have been getting a rash that looks like acne on my chest and back... ITS GROSS, IT HURTS and it itches.... and sex is whole other issue. The drug has served its purpose and its time to stop....Mentally, I am in a better place and dont see the need to stay on them if I dont need to... Especially now, with reading about all the bad long tern side effects.

I have read your postings on the withdrawls -- Is it really that bad... Does anyone have any good methods to step down on the drug? I am at 150...I see my DR next week but he told me I wouldnt gain weight and I have.... and feel that the people on the drug pretty much know better than the Doc. Also, I want to warn my boyfriend -- He has been wonderful throughout everything and I want him to understand what the withdrawl process is going to be like for me...

Oh boy - sorry so long winded but you all are the only ones I really think understand whats going on... the good and the bad.... I am a bit worried but I jsut cant handle the side effects any more... Any advice and wisdom would be greatly appreciated.




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