Posted by ask on December 2, 2004, at 11:58:08
In reply to Re: Anyone had success on Effexor XR? dancingstar, posted by dancingstar on December 2, 2004, at 11:16:25
I'm not saying that you're not telling the truth about the side effects. Drugs can affect people in different ways. However, I don't think that you can compare the withdrawal symptoms from Effexor to the withdrawal from serious narcotics. There simply isn't the same type of physical dependency (although anti-depressants and anti-anxiety meds can cause dependency). But, as I said, drugs affect patients uniquely, so you must be experiencing some side-effect. After 2 months, it can't be a "withdrawal" from the drug--since the drug is technically no longer in your system. Rather, you might be experiencing a side effect that had some kind of unique long-lasting effect on you.