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Re: How long for these withdrawals to end?? msdepres

Posted by margo on April 17, 2004, at 2:27:25

In reply to Re: How long for these withdrawals to end??, posted by msdepres on April 13, 2004, at 15:53:09

Thank God for this site!!

I decided to quit Effexor - I just felt too, too weird.

It has been about 5 days, with one "weening" pill in between. (I'm sorry I took it)

I have NEVER felt so "yucky" in my life. And I have dealt with depression for much of my life (severe childhood abuse/neglect and trauma).

People have mentioned experiencing on this drug bringing up "deep" buried psychological things, head spinning, nausea, inability to do exercising, walking, working out as one had done.... feeling wacko in general... I've said some inappropriate things to people, or at least I feel PARANOID that I may have...

crying jags, hot flashes, everything tastes "funny", my mouth feels numb. This is some very complex stuff, and it's truly sickening that there was insufficient warning as to the side effects (not nice) but MOST IMPORTANT, the utter nastiness of going off of it.

But, one way or the other I'm going to perservere. I do not want this crap in my body/mind/life. I have read that a little Prozac might make it easier. I'm going to try that.

So much for self medication - I have done a better job of that in my life than the physicians have.

I want to be clean from ALL of the psychoactive meds - for me, exercise, good food, good books, good friends, love, and, as someone said, the occasional cocktail.

Good luck to all of you! I know this is not the thing for me. Too bad I didn't know how POWERFUL it is and how awful the "sweating it out" (quote from the triage nurse at my dr office) would be.


PS I'll keep in touch if I don't lose my mind before this is over!




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