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Re: are these posts representative?

Posted by maxziggy2002 on April 29, 2004, at 21:50:03

In reply to Re: are these posts representative?, posted by noa on April 29, 2004, at 20:35:02

While I am sure that Effexor helps a large number of people, my concern is how it is being prescribed and marketed.

I was put on Effexor as a first attempt to improve my energy, mood, and concentration. Other alternatives, such as therapy, diet and lifestyle, were never addressed.

In addition, I was told that I might experience "flu-like" symptoms if I stopped taking them suddenly, which was the understatement of the century. It took me more than 4 months of agony to detox, which is 4 times as long as it takes to get off heroin.

These extremely powerful psychotropic drugs should not be put in the hands of untrained general practitioners. Furthermore, they should not be prescribed until other options have been exhausted. The potential for disaster is far too high. Doctors would never prescribe morphine at the first sign of pain. Yet they pump out these heavily marketed drugs on request.

If I can stop one person from going on this drug by posting here, I will.




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