Posted by papillon2 on May 2, 2012, at 4:49:51
In reply to Re: They Make it Sound So Easy... » Beckett, posted by sigismund on May 1, 2012, at 23:03:03
A personal favourite of mine is Pzifer's original prescribing literature stating that one could withdraw from the maximum dose of Effexor in 2 weeks.
Yeah, well, took me 2.5 months to taper from 450mg and the latter half of that was inpatient where they can taper far more quickly.
Amongst other horrible discontinuation symptoms, my whole spine was shaking from side to side. I was paraded around to the nurses as a rare exhibit. I laugh about it now but it was hell. I'd do it all again for the 7 years of relatively side-effect free stability, though.
There's this show in Aus called the Gruen Transfer which has a section where advertising folk create ads to 'sell the unsellable'. I'd love to see them do one on withdrawing from Benzos, Effexor, Paxil, etc.
Ring the bells that still can ring
forget your perfect offering
there is a crack in everything
that's how the light gets in
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