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Posted by TanyaJean on April 29, 2004, at 22:45:21

In reply to Re: TELL OPRAH YOU HATE EFFEXOR, posted by Camille Dumont on April 29, 2004, at 13:08:42

> If this were to push for better information, I would jump in but trashing a medication because it doesn't work for you or some people have bad side effects is like saying that the forecast guy on tv is always wrong ... which is not true but you tend to remember teh times that he is wrong more than the 97% of the time when he is right.
> Effexor needs more info on quitting side effects but its still a good medication ... its just not for everybody.
> Without it, I would probably be 6 feet under right now.

**That's great that it works for you! However, it seems odd to me that 2 of my friends were on this medication and are having serious complications from trying to come off of it. Myself included. All three of us were on it for different reasons. It may work well while you're on it and you may very well be on it for life. But the problem is that our physicians are just handing this stuff out like candy. My doctor gave it to me because I have chronic pain. It may be too strong to say "TAKE THIS OFF THE MARKET", but people need a lot of education on what they're putting into their bodies and we're not getting that education. We're getting handed medication that doctors either don't know the serious side effects or they're not telling us, as patients. Coming off of this drug has been pure hell. I'm sure my doctor had no clue what I would experience when I eventually would have to come off of this. I'm very sure, however, the drug companies know full well.




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