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Re: :-)Oh! I'm madder than... (Effexor)

Posted by Lane on August 11, 1999, at 10:37:47

In reply to Re: :-)Oh! I'm madder than..., posted by Deb on August 9, 1999, at 4:38:34

I am an Effexor success story and though it scared me to read the
horror stories here when I first began on the medication, Effexor has
made such a huge difference in my life that I have to defend it.

Prior to taking Effexor, I had been fired from jobs for "non-cooperation" -
which really meant that my depression made me unable to deal with people,
I was anxious all the time, and combative and unable to control what I said,
(couldn't walk with both feet in my mouth most of the time!). Since I was
a teenager, I have acted way too impulsively for my own good, never
having the resources to take time to think things through and make decisions
that would make my life better.

Effexor has enabled me to become the (relatively)type of relaxed, thoughtful
person I have always admired, able to laugh at life's absurdities and control
my depression and anxiety. So many people in my life have commented on the
change that I know that Effexor has not only brought relief to me, but
to them as well. (I try not to dwell on the person I was, and what
my family and friends had to put up with.)

Please remember that, like any other forum, most responses here are about
problems. Sure Effexor has caused some side effects - yawning, cold nose
(wierd!), stomach upset if I don't take it with food, and spectacular
dream memories (They are spectacular and I remember them - which has not
happened since I was a child). But the good effects far outweigh the bad,
and I only hope the med does not "wear off" over time.

MHO - hope you all can feel as good as I do, whatever your method.

Cheers - Lane

If Effexor had existed 30 years ago my entire life might have been very




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