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Re: Quitting effexor-xr: my experience so far (300

Posted by kelly7707 on January 27, 2004, at 19:36:04

In reply to Re: Quitting effexor-xr: my experience so far (300 kelly7707, posted by jasonr on January 27, 2004, at 10:56:57

> > Jason, your doc sounds like a good one...may I ask where you live? I know that's a bit personal, but right now I am searching for a doc that will know more, sit with me and discuss the meds and what the withdrawl period involves, etc...just seems as though mine keeps throwing a new prescription at me when I go in to see him.
> > If this isn't too personal, I'd love a response.
> > Thanks,
> > Kelly
> >
>
> Long Island, New York.
>
> In the region? We can work something out to further narrow it down.


Hi Jason,
Thanks for the reply...but we are no where near each other. I am up in freezing cold Canada...but too bad...
Just to update on my own situation, as I have just recently stopped taking Effexor due to sexual side effects, I just had an appointment with my GP today and because my anxiety is so bad and the depression is back, I agreed to go back on another anti depressant...this time Celexa, which I have been on before. I know it still has the side effects, but in order for me to get through school I need this anxiety to go away...it's unbearable.
So, next week I have an app with a psychologist for the first time ever, and what my goal is is to establish a new way of thinking about all of this and hope that with some cognitive beh therapy, I might not need all these drugs which have terrible side effects....
Honestly, today I thought to myself, I honestly feel right now like I was better off without them at all...that I am now taking these meds to help with the side effects of them...like switching to a new one is only to help with the damage or whatever you wanna call it, from the last drug...
I dunno...
Wish me luck, as I wish everyone luck with either coming off of their meds, or struggling with being on one.


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