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Opiods Keith Talent

Posted by kananee on April 21, 2004, at 23:00:37

In reply to Re: Questions but no answers, posted by Keith Talent on April 21, 2004, at 20:21:28

> I've read here and elsewhere that Effexor is almost identical in structure to tramadol (Ultram), an opioid painkiller. I know that opioids cause constipation, and when opioid-dependent people withdraw (e.g. heroin) they get diarrhoea. Maybe there's something in that?>

Wow!! My older daughter was, sadly, a heroin addict (and bipolar) and died from a supposedly accidental overdose just before Christmas 2003. Just today I was telling my younger daughter that this Effexor withdrawaI feels like what her sister used to describe when she was trying to get clean: the flu-like stuff, nausea, stomach cramps, fever, chills, brain shivers, etc etc etc

Now I understand why. Yipes, this is scary stuff. I think I'll try to live without antidepressants when I finally get this awful drug out of my system.

I especially feel for those of you who post here who have severe and painful physical problems in addition to the depression. I can't imagine what this withdrawal must be like for you.

jiggitykid: Here's what we need: A decaf, fat free, sugar free chocolate that tastes as good as Haagen Daz chocolate ice cream!


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