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Re: are these posts representative? TanyaJean

Posted by SLS on April 30, 2004, at 8:06:58

In reply to Re: are these posts representative? noa, posted by TanyaJean on April 29, 2004, at 23:09:50


> 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.

If you have already been asked this question, I apologize. What exactly are the symptoms you are experiencing? I think I might want to look into this further. Personally, I've been on and off Effexor of several times. I weaned myself from it gradually, using only fractions of a capsule at a time. I can get off of 300mg within in two weeks this way, and without much discomfort at all. Of course, everyone is different. The persistence of Effexor-induced adverse effects beyond two weeks of the last dose seems bizarre to me. Obviously, it does happen, but this phenomenon is very foreign to me because I've never seen it for myself. I'd like to know more about it.

Because so many people I know personally have benefited from Effexor, and rely on it to lead a normal life, I would be extremely upset to see it withdrawn from the market. I don't know. I don't fully understand the motives of people who are so emoted to rip away from people a drug like Effexor without consideration of how it benefits so many others, and often without adverse effects. OK, someone has been assaulted and punched in the gut by Effexor. Now they want to punch something in return? It seems very selfish to me. That's just how I feel.

> People need to know.

Definitely. There should be full disclosure to the patient what are the risks versus benefits of taking any drug. Obviously, this is not happening.

- Scott




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