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Posted by Bunny Goldberg on July 18, 2000, at 10:54:08

Thank goodness I found this site. All of you have been lifesavers. I have fibromyalgia and have been on practically
all of the meds around. I never had a problem with going off of them. They just stopped working for me and I
went to something else. Ten months ago a new rheumy put me on effexor. At first it was like a miracle. All my
pain was gone. A few months ago it stopped working and when I finally got an appointment he told me
to go off of it and start paxil. I went off effexor xr on a Friday and Sat. nite ended up in the er. Since then I have
had all the withdrawal symptoms you've all had and I am now down to 1/2 of a 37.5 capsule but I still feel
terrible. By the way I was only taking 75 mg of effexor xr all those months. I am glad to hear that I can take
Prozac to help me get off this drug. I have some 20mg capsules left over from my last rheumy. Can I just open the capsule
and get rid of half of the powder? Also how long do I take the prozac? Do I still take the small does of the effexor with the Prozac? I am so sick of checking with doctors -
tthey know nothing about these drugs or side effects. It's like give the patient drugs and they'll leave you alone.
Most of them just want their hours booked and the money rolling in. I know fibro is a frustrating disease and hard
to treat but for me personally I have yet to find a dr. that seems to know anything about fibro or the drugs they
prescribe. I am not taking the paxil and do not intend to. While I know that not everyone reacts the same to a drug I truly believe that this drug is dangerous. I
have been trying to get off of it for 2 months. I also take 10 m.g of Ambiem for sleep. To me that makes this drug dangerous. I would rather deal with the pain and other symptoms than go through this withdrawal. I believe I also have a handle on my depression. If any of you have fibro and
I can help in any way please don't hesitate to let me know. I will appreciate hearing from you about the prozac.
Thanks so much for your ears and shoulders! It really means alot to me.




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