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Re: Effexor Withdraw, update - off it! not2late4u

Posted by winddancer on January 30, 2005, at 16:17:30

In reply to Re: Effexor Withdraw, update - off it! not2late4u, posted by not2late4u on January 30, 2005, at 14:58:36

Thanks, I just read your thread on the tapering and glad you have been so successful. That was super helpful! Can you explain what "Brain zaps" are - what they feel like, whatever info.

I had a terrible night last night, a headache in one spot (back left) and my hip aches (out of aligned SI joint, not related to meds - I hope)so I hardly slept at all. I took aspirin for the pain, but it didn't get rid of it. I felt nauseated and finally after forcing myself to eat breakfast and take my meds this morning, it all came back up - Yuk! Now I wonder how much of the Effexor I lost - probably most of it. So I'm waiting for my stomach to settle down so that I can eat something so that I can take the Effexor with food, as they suggest. (Anybody know why - with food?) I feel that so much of my body ache, tingly tongue and mouth, food tastless, and insomnia could be connected to the Effexor.

I was taking Klonipan and got off it - now I believe it was masking some of the side effects - but I don't really want to take the Klonapin again if I can find another solution. That stuff is addictive like Xanax I think. I'm going to read the thread on supplements. I see the accupuncturist again tomorrow and am having a massage this afternoon so I hope that will help. I'm seeing my doctor on Thursday to talk about switching to a different med that I can tolerate better until I can decide when to try to go off all together. I took Serzone for 9 years with good success and no noticable side effects. I had to switch to something else when last spring the drug was taken off the US market, because of potential liver problems, but I just heard that it's still sold as a generic. Hopefully my doc will put me back on that.

Thanks for any comments on this post.




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