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Re: What works well for me, almost off now

Posted by 2ahammer on October 21, 2004, at 9:11:29

In reply to Re: What works well for me, almost off now, posted by dancingstar on October 21, 2004, at 2:56:45

Effexor XR isn't a drug that you go on fast or come off fast unless you want all of the horrible side effects. You are supposed to ramp up to the dose that will work for you when you first start taking it. You have to do the same thing when you decide to stop taking it; you ramp down... I made the mistake of not taking it this summer because I went on an amusement park ride with my daughter and I got vertigo for the first time in my life! It was awful - the room spun and I completely nausea from the smallest movement. I was so ill that I didn't want anything and I stopped the effexor xr and it made everything a million times worse! I got the vertigo on a friday so I basically had three days and nights of hell!!!! I had the worse migrane and very vivid nightmares everytime I tried to sleep. I thought on Monday morning that my doctor was going to tell me that I had a huge brain tumor or something fatal because of the pain. The vertigo was really bad, but not taking my effexor really made things that much worse because my body was going through "withdrawls" from the effexor on top of having vertigo. The long of the short- don't ever stop taking your meds without talking to your doctor. My doctor is super knowledgable about depression and anxiety and what works best to curb them. I had made the mistake of going to a few doctors before this one. I think they used to give all of the patients the same meds because the side effects that I put up with were obvious signs that my body didn't agree with the meds that they prescribed and they didn't have a solution that worked for me.




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