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Re: are these posts representative?

Posted by worm on April 30, 2004, at 11:31:48

In reply to Re: are these posts representative?, posted by Camille Dumont on April 30, 2004, at 7:57:46

> Although its sad for you and your friends, 3 ppl is very very far from a statistically significant sample of people and can in no way be representative of the general effexor-using population ... not to mention that there is probably a "selection bias" in that people who are experiencing trouble with it are more likely to search on teh net for it ... and hence, there is probably an overepresentation of "bad effexor experiences" on psychobabble.

I agree, and would add that some of the symptoms are vague - "flu-like" muscle pains, etc. I have to admit that when I first started reading these posts, I said "I have that . . . and that too" not all can really be explained by Effexor, and some are suggestible - "Oh yeah, I had muscle aches yesterday", etc. The brain zings are REAL, however, and it is the best thing that has happened to me to read these posts and to realize I am not alone and I am not having some sort of seizure ! There is a reason for the things that have been happening to me, at least some of them, that is logical.

I have been off for about 6 weeks now, no ill effects, no weakness, no brain zings, and I feel that I am thinking more clearly - not as hopeless, or helpless, sitting here thinking of "offing" myself, like I was before. Some of that may have to do with Springtime, but I'm taking advantage of the weather to try to get "clean" of all AD medications. It may happen that, come November, I may be on one or another yet again . . time will tell. For now, I am going to enjoy being out in the sunshine once again . . .





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