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Re: Stay on it!

Posted by zip _code on June 28, 2009, at 0:00:28

In reply to Re: Stay on it!, posted by chumbawumba on May 10, 2009, at 23:55:20

Oh my!!! Can it get any worse? My dr has decided to change my Effexor XR to Savella. I have been on 150mg for abought 5 yrs. I have been weening myself off Effexor for 9 days now. I thought things were going well, but I'm not sure anymore. I feel like my brain is loose. When I turn my head it feels like my brain is in a time warp. Kinda like everytime I turn my head, it takes a few seconds for my eyes and mind to catch up. It remindes me of one of those compasses you see that are round like a ball and float in water. I think people mount them to the dash of their car. The dizziness, upset stomach, and diarrhea are the worst. My body aches. I am exausted. I'm a rural mail carrier. I'm having a really hard time keeping my mind on my work. The Dr told me to take 150mg one day then skip a day. Then repeat the process for two more days. Then do the same at 75 mg and 37.5 mg. I should be on my second round at 37.5 mg. I decided to skip the last 37.5 mg and start the new med tonight. I am hoping as the dose of Savella increases the withdraws of the Effexor will decrease. If it doesn't I may have to tell the dr forget it. She said since we are replacing one with the other, I shouldn't have any major problems. I do well on Effexor when I take it everyday. She just thinks the Savella will help with my fibromyalgia pain and act as an antidepressant also. I have been randomely having rage but it hasn't been to bad. I have been really trying to keep that in check since I know I have potential for it. If you'all have any advice on how to handle the withdrawl or if you think it was ok to start the new med 2 days early... Please let me know. I'm literally SICK of feeling like my brain is in a fog and my stomach being upset




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