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Re: What works well for me, almost off now

Posted by dancingstar on October 21, 2004, at 2:56:45

In reply to Re: What works well for me, almost off now dancingstar, posted by corafree on October 21, 2004, at 0:38:14

I'm an extremely young and often naive, though somewhat intelligent 49. EfxrXR was given to me by my best friend's brother, a family practice doc. three years ago. (I detest him because of his bad medical practice not just with me but with others, too) and it has strained the relationship that I have with my friend that I adore and have known since we were three years old.) Anyway, I had back pain, thought it was from a herniated disk since I worked out a lot and did really have a herniated disk. I was extremely tired, and he said it would help. It did; so he gave me tons of samples. I gradually got extremely tired again. As time went on I realized that I had fibromyalgia. A year later I switched doctors, but I stayed on Effexor until now when I began to wonder about all of the reasons that I should not be taking Effexor, but for no real reason or not because anyone told me to or because I had heard or read anything. I must have known that I needed to stop taking this drug on an instinctive level. The only thing that I knew consciously is that the last time I had no problem with my weight was right before I started taking Effexor.

One piece of extremely good news: Three weeks and one day, and tonight at 12:35 a.m. I had a salad filled with greens and slivered almonds and carrots, and I am going to bed feeling sleepy and fine. First time in three weeks that I can eat salad and/or go to bed without feeling sick. I think it's over, really I do.

You will make it. I had no support either, really. None! I guess that is the hardest part. The withdrawal didn't affect my mental state really at all. The problems were truly physical, though sometimes the physical problems were bad enough to feel like they could drive me crazy, but they do go away for a limited amount of time each day. I guess that three weeks is my time marker. It seems to vary a bit with each person, but I asked my pharmacist, and he told me three weeks, too; so that might be something to kind of count on.

I kind of think that it might have helped to have something like valium so that I could have slept through the whole thing...but I didn't, I worked, and I went to school.


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