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Re: Newgirl - getting off effexor

Posted by calico cat on April 22, 2004, at 6:31:33

In reply to Newgirl, posted by Emma Smith on April 21, 2004, at 13:30:27

I went to the doctor yesterday, and I am on my last phase of effexor withdrawal - hopefully. I am now on 37.5mg which I take at supper with 100 mg. of wellbutrin - also new. The doctor says it isn't the effexor my body wanted, just the chemicals in the effexor. But, if this were true, wouldn't everyone have similar withdrawal.

I told the doctor that I have never been so depressed in my life. I could feel this way for free and without medication.

Anyway, I am feeling somewhat hopeful. Also, I think that when you go on effexor, the doctor should tell you how very difficult it may be to get off. I never intended to stay on these medications for the rest of my life so I am thinking of asking for a referral to a psychiatrist, especially after my terrible experience the first time weaning off the effexor.

Thanks again to all of you who offered support and advice. I find that saying good-bye to effexor is very painful and solitary so I am glad to have all of you who understand.




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