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ANYONE who has taken Effexor and since stopped...

Posted by Andy Drinkard on March 14, 2003, at 19:56:25

Please! If you have taken Effexor XR for any extended period of time and then stopped (advised or unadvised), please answer the 9 questions below (even if you did not have any problems with the drug).
-- One-word answers are preferred when long explanations are necessary.
Any other comments are definitely welcome after the questions. THANK YOU.

1) How long did you take Effexor XR?
2) What was the highest dose taken?
2) Why did you stop the medication?
3) Did you "taper off" or stop "cold turkey"?
4) Did you experience withdrawal symptoms (Y/N)?
5) If so, was "brain shivers" one of these symptoms (Y/N)?
6) If applicable, what was the single most unpleasant withdrawal symptom?
7) How long did the withdrawal symptoms last from the time of stopping?
8) If applicable, did you consult a medical professional about the withdrawal symptoms? What was his or her advise?
9) Are the withdrawal symptoms enough to make you wish you had never started Effexor (Y/N)?

(The point of this is that there has been a lot of discussion about Effexor's during-treatment and after-treatment side effects, but it has been difficult to figure out overall what portion of Effexor users go through withdrawal symptoms.)




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