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Re: Quitting Effexor After 20 yrs Mission7

Posted by SLS on January 30, 2018, at 8:30:10

In reply to Quitting Effexor After 20 yrs, posted by Mission7 on January 29, 2018, at 21:18:39

I think that you are relapsing.

Why did you discontinue Effexor?

- Scott

> Quitting EffexorXR after 20 years Update: Quitting was mostly uneventful. I tapered the dose VERY slowly over the period of a month and a half and my last dose was Jan 2 and consisted of 3 little BBs. I feared it was going to be a nightmare, but it's been pretty uneventful.
> Until now.
> For the last two weeks I've noticed myself getting little teary spells here and there due to the worsening health of my dog. Tonight, I had a panic attack which put me running at the track and taking a Lorazepam. Running calmed me down until the Lorazepam took hold and now I am OK.
> My fears are that after quitting 20 yrs of ADs, I'm heading straight for a major depressive episode in the near future.
> I was hoping not to go back on Effexor and, would like to try something else. Something with a similar profile.
> I've proactively been trying to meditate, exercise and do ALL the things the books say. Not sure what to do.

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

- George Bernard Shaw




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