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Re: Help with Effexor Withdrawals

Posted by mcp on October 2, 2004, at 21:42:59

In reply to Help with Effexor Withdrawals, posted by Sue Slatterson on October 2, 2004, at 20:15:51

First, relax. This is all very normal for antidepressant withdrawals. You are not going crazy. The reason I say that is because I thought the exact same thing not too long ago. The two best things you can do is drink a ton of water and exercise. I know exercise may seem abhorrent, but I force myself to when I feel my worst. I am talking good exercise. Get those positive endorphins going. Lastly, keep an even keel. This is not a linear thing in my experience. You don't just get a little better each day. You will feel better, then you feel worse and so on. YOu can do it. If I can, you can. There have been thousands of people who have come before you who have felt exactly like you do. Some tough it out and feel better eventually. By the way, the duration totally varies from person to person. Others can't take it and go back to the drug. Or maybe their doc mistakes it for a return of the former symptoms and has them go back on the drug. Take a very close look at what you are putting in your body. Their is a distinct correlation there. Like I said, it is rough, but it passes and you will get better. Do not succumb and go back on the drug and tell your husband that this will pass and everything will be good again. Good luck

> Help me Please. I have been on effexor for 3 years (after my mom passed away) I told my doctor I did not want to be on it any more. He reduced my dose from 150 to 112.5 for 2 weeks, then 75 for 2 weeks then 37.5 for 2 weeks. I have now been off effexor for 2 weeks and I think I am going mad. I am almost loosing my husband because I think I cannot stand him (we have been married for 35 years) I am almost loosing my mind because my equilibriam has gone, I cry for no reason etc.etc.etc.




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