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Re: Why are you going off Effexor in the first place?

Posted by worm on May 27, 2004, at 21:46:55

In reply to Re: Why are you going off Effexor in the first place?, posted by Tesssi on May 27, 2004, at 21:17:14

I am going off Effexor because I thought I was fine, but I was just a "yes" man (woman) to everyone - I was Ms nice guy, and I got walked over.

Really, I was fine on Prozac a few years ago, but all of a sudden I got a prescription that didn't sem to be working for me. This happens from time to time, the meds just quit working, so my doc switched me to Effexor. I was doing fine on 75, but I happened to mention to my doc that I thought I was just a little too "down" so she doubled the dose (weaned up). Then I started having problems every time I missed a dose, and I started to read all these posts, and decided to TRY life without it. Yes, I am more irritible and I get angry, but if I can manage to not blow up inappropriately, I think I can do this. Its better than just saying "right, whatever" like a Stepford wife and then wondering why I am not happy.

The thing of it all is, now that I think about it, the Prozac quit working about the same time that they went generic. My insurance company requires me to get generics whenever possible. Now I wonder if it was either counterfeit or the generic was chemically different and didn't work for me. I could still be on the Prozac and doing fine! I only took one refill before I complained tehat they weren't working, and they did look slightly different - I blamed that on the generic company. They were all green instead of green and cream colored.

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!





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