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Re: Effexor withdrawal - very bad news

Posted by Dkscully on January 31, 2005, at 23:08:33

In reply to Re: Effexor withdrawal - very bad news Dkscully, posted by gadman on January 31, 2005, at 20:49:00

> Hang in there.... I am sure it gets better as soon as your brain adjusts.
> I wonder if part of your problem might be the lack of Seratonin. You went a while with a boost and now you are not getting that boost.
> I'm getting my boost with Cymbalta and still having bad days... But slowly and surely the bad ones become fewer and fewer....
> Gadman

Yeah, I think the lack of seratonin is probably part of the problem--but if it wasn't helping me in the first place, it seems bizarre that it would make me feel so bad now.

Actually, despite anxiety and my typical late-in-the-day sick feeling, I haven't burst into tears at any point today, which is actually an accomplishment. Maybe I'm on the way to improvement, although feeling sickish from mid-afternoon on makes it hard to feel too super, even if I'm slowly becoming less emotional. I'm going to try the Claritin tomorrow, in hopes that it'll "balance me out" like it has other people (I still don't understand why that is?). I'll keep you all updated. Any advice on when/if to take the Claritin for these side effects would be appreciated (though I really wish I didn't feel the need to do this after 5 weeks off effexor!)





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