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Re: My 150 Mg Withdrawal Update

Posted by BR549 on April 21, 2004, at 11:19:25

In reply to Re: How long for these withdrawals to end??, posted by Zarry on April 10, 2004, at 8:20:34

18 days now and counting since my last day of Effexor XR. Rage still rears it's ugly head and remains an evil beast to control as my poor wife can attest. She's "coping" with ADs too but I gotta take care of me first, then her. Maybe.. The sensation to sob now and then doesn't bother me so much. It feels good to well up and breath a little deeper and easier. My blood pressure is too high and needs to be addressed. My geographical tongue, which showed up about the same time I went on Prozac about 7 years ago, has gone wild but the MD's told me it's nothing to worry about. A twitch or tic in my left eye-lid bugs me when I least expect it. The zip-zap noises in my mind at night are almost gone along with the nausea. Headaches come and go but could be seasonal allergy related.

I think I learned a good lesson after my one-day psych class at community college earlier this month, DO NOT allow a family MD to prescribe meds for the brain. See a pyschologist 1st, preferrably with a PhD and plenty of education, who can analyze, diagnose, and refer me if necessary to a pyschiatrist for prescribing brain illness meds. Another item helping me now is light therapy. I acquired a lamp, a happy light I call it, and read the news under it every morning. It's helping me feel better and prodded me back (a little bit anyway) into taking action to work off some of my beer gut.

Thanks for the note of encouragement Zarry. This chat room, or whatever the proper term may be, is a Godsend. It's a whole lot cheaper and faster than group therapy. John




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