Mudcat Café message #1446510 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #79711   Message #1446510
Posted By: jaze
29-Mar-05 - 09:55 PM
Thread Name: BS: Anti-Depressants / Getting off of
Subject: RE: BS: Anti-Depressants / Getting off of
After my daughter died, I was on Effexor for almost a year. Yes, It did help, but I got to a point where I didn't want to be on meds. I went to the DR and began a weaning process. At the point when the meds were finished(Thanksgiving weekend) I went into withdrawal. Nausea, dizziness, and the worst feeling I can remember, I went to Dr's office and his partner put me back on it. I immediately felt better(withdrawal sx. gone) It took me quite a while to fully come off Effexor. I spent two dizzy weeks that I just tolerated until it was all out of my system. It did help. But I found getting off it difficult.Just hang in there. You can do it. Hope this helps. James