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

Posted by babyapehanger on May 27, 2004, at 21:55:15

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

> Wow, a little pent up frustration there...well i can't blame ya, i had 3 days of hell trying to go off effexor myself and will try again tomorrow with the help of prozac. Why go off you ask? I don't believe i need this medication anymore, although my psych dr. would love to keep ringing the bell and watching me salivate like pavlo's dogs. I think it is over precribed and unnecessary sometimes. I was having marital difficulties, so they gave me ativan, then my husband took his own life and they added 3 more meds including effexor...that was 3 years ago. At the time i was dazed, shocked, in mourning, and looking back, perhaps i should have just dealt with the mourning naturally, not gotten into this tangled web of mind altering, addictive drugs. THAT IS WHY...NOT EVERYONE NEEDS TO BE MEDICATED ALL THEIR LIFE. I want to live unaltered and be me.

Thank you for both opinions. The psych doc put me on effexor, my general md who knows what is going on and has seen me since I was 10 told me to do what MY body told me to do, the psych told me maybe a year and I could go off. B.S. !!!
AA and my sponsor hasnt told me to do anything but take it one day at a time. I am going to do the effexor thing on my own and listening to others helps (alcohol is another issue with others help). Exercise and simplification of my life has been the most help. (and congrats on 20 years sober, I will see you there)




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