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Re: Effexor works for me!! noa

Posted by TanyaJean on April 29, 2004, at 23:00:36

In reply to Re: Effexor works for me!!, posted by noa on April 29, 2004, at 20:17:55

> After a struggle to find an AD that would treat my refractory depression, Effexor came along and it worked. It is not perfect, and certainly isn't for everyone and the withdrawal problems need to be taken into account, but I certainly wouldn't advocate for it being taken off the market.

**I said in a previous post that advocating EFFEXOR being taken off the market probably isn't fair as all of us don't have the same reactions. If it works for you, that's very good. However, I don't agree, as I'm sure no one does, with doctor's handing out anti-depressants as candy and not really knowing the side effects and effects while trying to come off this medication. I doubt my doctor had any idea that four weeks after totally being off EFFEXOR, I would still be sick to my stomach most days. We really need education on what we're putting into our bodies and we're not getting it. We have to resort to educating ourselves and that can be a very challenging process. A lot of us haven't gone to school to learn specifically about meds and aren't scientists that create these drugs. I'm sure the drug companies know full well what can happen. People need to know. I was on a tricylic anti-depressant about 10 years ago. I weaned off of it and NEVER had problems. 4, going on 5 weeks now, I'm still very ill. Effexor never changed a thing for me aside from being very negative. My physicians still very much wanted me to be on them.




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