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Re: This stuff pulled me out of a deep hole fast

Posted by TinMan on July 13, 2005, at 21:52:33

In reply to This stuff pulled me out of a deep hole fast Racer, posted by vanillapod on July 13, 2005, at 19:59:55

The longer I am on Effexor, the more the side effects (unwanted) go away.

Anxiety - well that is a thing of the past! And yes, it is wonderful. I am not so anxious and afraid of most things most of the time. It has been life changing for me. I have done some very wonderful, exciting, challenging things that before I was absolutely scared to death of doing. Like take on a new job, sail a large boat, and just be myself.

I can concentrate, focus and carry on a straight forward, tactful conversation without my mind going off in a million different directions. I can connect with people because I can truly focus on what they are telling me.

I get the excited, "oh this is going to be fun!" feelings now, just like when I was a child. I look forward to things. I enjoy them, fully.

Has Effexor been worth it for me? For now, I would definitely say, "Yes!" Except for the sexual side effects, of course. DHEA helps. The teeth clenching, Klonopin helps for now, but I don't want to become addicted. The weight gain around my mid section is also annoying. But, hey, I will deal with it!

What works for me, may not work for others. See your Dr., communicate with them, get counseling, and ask questions. This forum is certainly a support group! (Except for the few exceptions that offer only negativity. "I'll get you, my Pretty!" and "I'd turn back if I were you!")

Really, I've always had a heart,
TinMan


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