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Re: withdrawals

Posted by maxime on April 18, 2006, at 12:27:12

In reply to withdrawals, posted by dogperson11 on April 15, 2006, at 2:14:40

hi welcome to PB! you should post your post on the withdrawal board. someone will answer you.


> Basically, I just want to know how long the withdrawals are going to last. Any input? My story below...
> Friday, April 14, 2006
> I'm a 20 year old female who has been on various depression medications for the past 3 years. I have been on 225 mg Effexor combined with 80 mg Strattera for the past two years. My doctor and I messed with my Effexor dosage for a while before adding the Strattera about a year ago. I have been on this dosage of Effexor for about a year now. Last week I stopped taking my medications cold turkey (I was out of town for two weeks and ran out at the end of my vacation, but I was going to go off them anyway, so I took the opportunity and went with it) and I have been having some bad withdrawals. My withdrawals didn't start for about 2 or 3 days after I stopping taking Effexor.
> The withdrawal symptoms include:
> Nausea (which comes in waves, and is usually a lot worse right after I eat)
> Headaches (like someone turned a bass on in my head; a deep thumping pressure)
> Diarrhea (which went away after taking anti-diarrhea medication)
> Unclear (cloudy) head
> o Cannot concentrate or form deep thoughts
> o Easily distracted while trying to form thoughts
> Body tremors/twitching (uncontrollable shaking [mostly internally my stomach will flutter for minutes at a time, as it would if someone were extremely cold])
> Chills (when I am not cold or hot just randomly)
> Body Sweating (I wake up drenched in sweat)
> Odd dreams
> Extreme Thirst (but when I drink something I get nauseous)
> Hunger (but after I eat I get nauseous)
> Food Cravings (I have not craved food since I began taking anti-depressants more than 3 years ago, but now I am experiencing some random food cravings)
> The side effects were pretty sever the first two days I experienced them, but have been SLOWLY getting better. Today (day 6) was the first day that I was actually able to stay at work all day long (not withdrawal symptom free by any means, just bearable enough to function basically), and to do so I ate nothing but Saltine crackers and 7-Up all day long. I saw my doctor today and he mentioned that taking a small dosage (one pill = 75mg) of the Effexor would help with the nausea.
> Good luck to anyone else out there!




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