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Re: Effexor withdrawal - very bad news

Posted by roomy on April 23, 2004, at 7:05:07

In reply to Re: Effexor withdrawal - very bad news roomy, posted by Aldus Huxley on April 22, 2004, at 18:13:37

> Well, the Valium wasn't really being proffered at that point (I was being prescribed it for a stressful time in the middle of 2003 and had maybe 3 10mg tabs in December), nor did I want to ask and perhaps inadvertantly disclose my little project...but still, Xanax was very helpful. Is Valium that desireable? I thought Xanax was more preferable than Valium for the pleasant calm/soporific effects--especially because Xanax is short acting (i.e. no hangover).
To tell you the truth, I had to take valium WAY before I was ever on any antidepressants of any kind. I could never go to a doctor or dentist without passing out cold. It got to be down right stupid so they got together and gave me an Rx for Valium. It was a very small dose and I only took it to premedicate before doctors and dentist appts. It didnt help much which was the start of being put on anti-depressants. Well I still had several refills left of Valium and a few left in the bottle I had. I got rid of the refill slips and flushed the rest of the bottle. Today I find out that there are some dudes I work with that would have paid BIG TIME CASH for those drugs. ??
Kind of a long way to answer your question: Is Valium really that desireable? I never thought so but OBVIOUSLY for some it is. Xanax? hmmm I get all those mixed up. Zyban is for quitting smoking right? and Zantac is for heartburn? I guess I am not familar with Xanax. As long as we are on the topic of drugs other than effexor...let me zing one off ya. When I was on Effexor, it made me sooo soooo tired. Plus I gained weight. doctor put me on Addipex. (sp) It was FANTASTIC! BUT...I could only be on it for three months at a time. It gave me energy and I didnt actually LOSE weight but whenever I went off it, I GAINED weight. Now that my doctor has lost her liscense and I have a new doctor, I am off all medication but he wont put me back on addipex. Even three month would prolly get me back to the weight I need to be. MAN have I been rambling! sorry folks! the sun is shining and I am gonna go out and play! Have a good one!




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