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Re: Why are you going off Effexor in the first place?

Posted by seeknsolace on May 30, 2004, at 22:07:52

In reply to Re: Why are you going off Effexor in the first place?, posted by fuji on May 30, 2004, at 21:52:41

> I have been sober 19 years and the withdrawal and the crazy making of my moods during this last month of effexor withdrawal has brought back home to me what I am like unmedicated. Some of us need meds to lead normal lives like insulin for diabetics. My tantrums this week made me closer to picking up drugs or alcohol than any time during my entire sobriety. So it's back to effexor for me which works quite nicely thank you. I just wanted more than effexor was giving me but after this past temper tantrum week I am just hunky dory.
> fuji

It can take more than a month to withdrawal from effexor.. its been something like 2 months since Ive been off of them. I too went thru the emotional roller coaster, thought I was regressing to pre-effexor days. Just in the past week have my emotions leveled out. I think maybe the emotional regression was symptomanic of the absence of effexor. Maybe you need effexor either way. I'm not sure still if I need meds. Life feels now as it did while on effexor, still bouts of depression, edgy, short tempered.. list goes on, but dont feel the anxiety/depression like I did prior to effexor and while coming off of it. So it took two months to be released from it.. still have the zaps, but just saying if your goal is to come off effexor, if you truly are ready.. it does take some time.




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