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Re: Effexor works for me Gia

Posted by S.Bartel on November 30, 2004, at 3:39:51

In reply to Re: Effexor works for me, posted by Gia on November 29, 2004, at 13:35:19

Gia, I took 75mg efexor xr for 7 years and believe me that is enough to cause permanent damage and severe withdrawals. It caused my liver to work overtime and produce too much cholesterol and triglycerides which resulted in cholesterol levels of 345 bad and only 39 good. My triglycerides are over 400, should be under 160. I gained 35 lbs which I have lost 15 of since going off it. I developed irreversible liver disease from it. I'm on a no fat no cholesterol diet and the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides won't drop. I can't take cholesterol lowering drugs because of the liver disease. I am sick at my stomach most of the time. The withdrawals from stoping were the worst thing I have ever been through. I felt the same as you for a long time when taking it. Thought it was the best thing since sliced bread. Did'nt think I could ever live without it and now find I won't live because of it. I did'nt realize what effect it had on my mind until I came off it. I was in a fog and now my mind is clear and I can think. Friends and family have noticed it too. They were too kind to say anything to me about how bad my mind had become, but they did'nt realize it was medicine induced. Makes me wonder how much mental illness is caused by meds. The mind is a great thing and maybe with time it can heal itself. I know I can't do without mine any longer by subjecting it to all this foreign stuff. Please read, read, and read some more all these postings and go to the petition site on effexor and read some more. There is also a class action lawsuit against its makers because of side effects that it failed to inform us of. I am afraid for anyone still taking effexor. God Bless, Sammi B


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