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Re: Effexor XR... My psychiatrist is an idiot. ogopogo

Posted by Sad Panda on May 24, 2004, at 1:34:03

In reply to Effexor XR... My psychiatrist is an idiot., posted by ogopogo on May 23, 2004, at 23:44:38

> Wow... I could not believe my eyes when I was reading some of the posts here. My psychiatrist assured me that the drug would produce no negative side effects when stopping it cold turkey (which he advised me to do) and I went through the worst weekend of my life. Worse is the fact that the drug worked for me and I was starting to become myself again, but a year's work of getting better was shot down simply because of this man's ignorance. I had effects within the first couple of days on it and so he thinks I am bipolar now... which I doubt. I was only on the trial pack, but I went from being incredibly depressed to being back to myself within a week. The results lasted while I was on it, as long as I kept myself fed to. I hope that I can find a new psychiatrist, one who doesn't do this to his patients. No withdrawal symptoms... pfft... I am taking 5-HTP which is supposed to increase the time frame under which this drug is effective, which he assured me was not the case. grr... God this was so frustrating... anyone had any experiences similar or have comments?

Effexor is working for me, it's very good if you are severely depressed, but the downside is withdrawl of course. Unfortuantely there is no such thing as a free lunch with any drug.





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