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Re: Lawsuit Anyone?

Posted by Emme on October 8, 2003, at 18:22:22

In reply to Re: Lawsuit Anyone?, posted by loolot on October 8, 2003, at 17:23:04

The docs don't need to just tell patients about withdrawal symptoms. They need to coach them through it. It took me 4 weeks to get off Effexor and it wasn't fun. My pdoc reminded me that I could slip in as small a dose as I wanted to keep the taper super slow. At one point I was chopping up the tablets and taking something like 6 mg. It helped. We all know this is a tough drug to get off of. The doctors need to have strategies to suggest to help people with the symptoms. I'm not up on this, but are there other drugs that can help ease the withdrawal? It seems to me that there's enough clinical experience out there now that they should be able to help patients get off this drug. The focus should be on finding the best ways to manage the withdrawal problem. Would a lawsuit really accomplish that end? This is a drug that's helped many people. I ramble.

> > None of the Medical professionals seem to have the time or interest in thoroughly reading the manufactures info.>>
> Yeah, I agree. I actually think Doctors need to read these things. Pharmacists are too damn busy and am too embarassed to talk to them about meds sometimes. DOCTORS need top tell us this outright




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