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Re: Horrible Effexor withdrawal symptoms!

Posted by Sachikon on April 25, 2004, at 19:05:36

In reply to Re: Horrible Effexor withdrawal symptoms! Iceofire, posted by hageshe on April 10, 2003, at 16:35:09

I was on Effexor for 3 years 150mg. Like you I realized that my life was being slowly sucked away from me. I was sleeping all the time and had no energy even when awake. My mental capacity was diminished and dull.
I quit cold turky about 6 weeks ago and thought I'd never make it. The shivers finally subsided after about 3 weeks. I still experience them if I haven't had enough sleep or if I consume any alcohol. The dreams and restless nights are down to about once or twice a week.
Despite the continued withdrawal things are so much better! I really, really encourage you to try again to get past week 2. Things really started imporoving around that time. After week 3 I began to feel free and alive. My mind is becoming sharper every day and I'm feeling better than I remember feeling in ages. My husband says he's finally getting his wife back.
I know I am getting my life back in ways I am only beginning to realize.
I know it is difficult. I thought I was going to go crazy many, many times the first week or two. Try and find strength in counting down the days and know that it will get better. It will be worth the pain of quitting.
I wish you the best of luck and will be "pulling" for you to make it. -S




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