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Withdrawl Tactics

Posted by Salty_dog on August 20, 2003, at 21:45:50

In reply to to lucylucy, posted by chewy on August 20, 2003, at 21:05:58

I surfed the internet and came up with an interesting statement:

For the symptomatic relief of depressive illness.

The effectiveness of venlafaxine in long-term use (i.e., for more than 4 to 6 weeks) has not been systematically evaluated in controlled trials. Therefore, the physician who elects to use venlafaxine for extended periods should periodically reevaluate the long-term usefulness of the drug for the individual patient."

Which is what I thought, it wasn't created for long term use (i.e., for more than 4 to 6 weeks)

If my PCP wants long term anti-depession effect (s)he should consider other options.

This would negate the withdrawl proublems completely since dependacy would not have long enough to realy take hold of our body and mind.
That also explains the 6 month burn out effect, it wasn't designed for long term use.

So, all things considered, the proublems we are having and the lack of a warning in the product info. sheet is because we are treading on new ground. I might add, thin ice comes to mind.




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