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Re: Vitamins, Herbs, Success

Posted by seeknsolace on May 5, 2004, at 4:41:21

In reply to Re: Vitamins, Herbs, Success, posted by Morgaine on May 5, 2004, at 1:52:43

> > HELP!!!! I am going off effexor...have been totally free of it for 6 days...I'm screaming at my kids, crying alot, really, really tired...using benedryl to help counter the head zaps and other wierd feelings removing effexor from my body generates....will this get better? would taking St. John's wort help? can anyone give me hope that this will end soon....? Thanks.
> How are you going off of it? Extremely 'GRADUALLY"
> right? If not, this is why you are suffering so extremely.
> If you were up to the highest dosage, you begin by removing one pill
> each day for a week, then the next week you do the same and so on
> and so on, 'til you are down to none, all done 'GRADUALLY'.
> What you are going through 'This too shall pass'.

Yep, what tanya and chemist said. Even tho I came off slowly.. reducing for 2 weeks, til there was nothing left to reduce to, I still was quite ill, but knowing I would be, I got on 10 mgs of prozac for ten days.. after stopping effexor.. to help with the withdrawals, it did help and there was no ill effects from having both in my system. Felt sick again after the prozac but it was tolerable. Been on 5-htp for 4 days now, I feel signifigantly better, but then too been drugged up on cold medicine, but as I said before, any symptoms of withdrawal, if they are still there, are masked by my cold I been having for the last few days. Been off effexor for something like 3 wks and counting, doing much better then day one.

It does get better, but you have to understand you, just as your body had to adapt to taking effexor, now it has to adapt to not having it.. hence messing with the chemical balances in your brain.. effecting how you feel physically and emotionally.. it will come back into balance.

Dont feel bad for yelling at your kids, just try to explain to them "mommy doesnt feel well." or if theyre older, try to tell them whats going on and either way, let them know you need them to help you, by being more responsible, behaving.. etc.

I'm not real clear on this and some of you may disagree, but I suggest trying to take 5-htp for 2 maybe 3 days, and see how you react to it. I take one 50 mg tablet just prior to bed.. I really believe its helping. From what I understand, its a natural seratonin.. not quite sure what that means, but it comes from a plant like st johns. St johns has done very minimal for me in the past. If you have a bad reaction after a couple days, then stop taking it. Its cheap and might be worth a try.




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