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5-HTP, Tyrosine, Effexor

Posted by Allan on May 23, 2004, at 20:53:12

I'm withdrawing from Effexor for the 3rd (and hopefully LAST TIME) ... the other two times I fell into a depressive funk so badly that I had to restart; this time even restarting the effexor didn't help. Can't even work anymore, withdrawal / depression is so bad.

I've been desperately seeking non-prescription remedies for what I'm going through. (I have already tried Lexapro, other SSRI's, Wellbutrin in the past, and recently was even on Neurontin and Abilify, all of which caused terrible, terrible side effects) ...

The main problem is not being able to concentrate, have zero patience for anything, feeling negative about everything, being agitated and pacy, just feeling like things are never going to get better. (In addition to the continuing physical stuff like eye zaps, brain sloshing, nausea, etc, despite stopping the effexor more than a month ago) (I'm also stopping trazodone from 50mg a day, don't know if that's contributing to any symptoms)

So just today I bought 5-HTP and tyrosine to see if they'll help; took 100mg of the 5-HTP and 500 mg of the tyrosine and plan to take both twice a day, but I'm just shooting in the dark here, have no idea really what dose I should be on but desperately hoping it will work to clear up the brain a little ...

Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions? I know the subject of effexor withdrawal has been beaten to death in these forums but there has GOT to be some way to clear the head up, right?




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