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Re: Take two and call me in the morning... Althea8869

Posted by KimberlyDi on February 16, 2004, at 10:45:26

In reply to Take two and call me in the morning..., posted by Althea8869 on February 15, 2004, at 17:23:13

Excellent point.

And a different angle...

Chemo therapy to remove cancer. All those cancer patients who suffer terribly when they take it. And there's no 100% success rate. Are they up in arms over that? Or do they understand that it's sometimes the best choice of limited options?

There's no cure for depression. It's hit or miss. Effexor helped me for a few amazing months. Enough to help me climb out of some mentally-imposed pit that I had been trapped in for years. When I had to quit Effexor because of high blood pressure, I wasn't thrilled. I definately didn't like the withdrawal. I didn't like that my pdoc had no clue about the withdrawal effects and how to handle them. But I learned by myself. And I'm off of Effexor.

And yes, I had my first time real suicide attempt when I took my first inexperienced jump from 300mg to 150mg to 75mg in only a week. That's a major concern to me.

Yes, Wyeth should educate doctors about the dangers of withdrawaling too quickly. But should Effexor be taken off the market? H*LL NO. I'm still free from that mentally-imposed pit even now that I'm off Effexor. It jump-started my life. I still battle with depression, but I'm on a much more stable foundation now.

Do I want lawyers to get rich off the money I spent for Effexor? Nope. Do I want my insurance rates to go up because of rising medicine costs because of lawsuits? Nope. Do I want to be classified as the same as the Squeaky Wheel who gets the attention? Another H*LL NO, I'm worlds different from those whose response to everything is to sue.

KDi in TX




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