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Dec 30, 2018 · cellulitis from tea tea oil burn(s) in Skin Health

since applying tea tree oil (100% on a few cuts- did not know to dilute- and never have in the past ten years of use with no issues) I have developed terrible a rash which has blistered. saw an NP one day ago who prescribed prednisone and keflex. My concern is the location (forearm above wrist so close to joints, tendons, etc). I have NO health insurance so visiting the NP was costly and she did not explain anything to me or even tell me a diagnosis and had one foot out the door in the five minute visit. I assume is cellulitis but am told I should have received parenteral antibiotics (injection) and bloodwork done among other things. any suggestions? would i best be served in the er? Has any of you ever had something like this due to tea tree oil use? Thank you in advance. Any insight would be helpful and appreciated.

Jun 8, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Hi Ronnie. It causes withdrawal symptoms that to me were very unpleasant. I was told later by another doctor that I could have switched than get off the med altogether. I wound up starting Celexa after about a week of stopping the effexor but that was my choice and is not a suggestion by any means. I am not a professional but that is what worked for me. I did my own research and Clexa seems less likely to cause negative issues. I am taking it now and doing well. The effexor withdrawal symptoms are pretty rough for many people and switching meds may be a viable option for you, had I known I could have I may have done so instead of fighting the withdrawal from effexor. I hope this helps. Good luck.

Jun 8, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

BTW Amelia, I had the same symptoms as you and understand how you are feeling. I was literally bedridden for three days. I felt I was going to die. I truly did. But I swear, once I eliminated effexor I felt better. I read a suggestion to take an Ativan if you have for nausea. I finally found some CBD oil in a drawer and tired that for nausea. I wonder if Dramamine would help you. I'd inquire but I read that may help. I hope you are doing okay. Let us know please and continue to reach out. I will check this site periodically throughout the next few days to see how you are.

Jun 8, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Hi Amelia. Yes! You can do this and WILL! I had no help either other than this wonderful forum. I finally tried own my with success by doing what you are doing, titrating. I fully understand your feelings and concerns. It is frightening to those of us who want to be healthy to purge these toxin from our bodies. This forum, and especially me, are with you, behind you. If you beginning to feel hopeless do not hesitate to reach out to either this forum or your local hotline for support. You CAN get through this Amelia. And you WILL. When I was off the effexor and it was out of my system another doctor in the same practice prescribed Celexa. I am told that often just by switching medications helps. I believe it would have been a bit easier had I known this but for me, I wanted to ensure all effexor was out of my system before starting a new drug though I am told that was necessary. Hang in there. You are so close! DO not give up. Do not feel there is no hope because there is. Read Jess' post, I wonder if there is anyway you can take a supplemental dose until you hear back from your Dr?? Mine were in capsule form and I assume yours are too given the dosage. Perhaps your pharmacist can help with that question. I ask my pharmacist most all of my medication questions and find her to be incredibly insightful and helpful, much more so than the Dr who wrote the Rx. Please do not give up. I know it is horrific now but It does get better. I promise. Keep up the great work Amelia. I wish you all the best. Please post your progression. We are all here for you.

Jun 8, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Oh wow. That is great. I wish I'd have known when I was battling my withdrawals. It was awful. I titrated down too but did not know to take "supplemental dose". I am so very grateful to have gotten myself off this nasty drug. I have a much better understanding of those who struggle with other types. I cannot imagine being an addict. This was bad enough.Thank you for posting!

Apr 11, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Hi All-
I'm off the venaflaxine (effexor) but Dr put me on Lezapro. I feel like a new person being off effexor. I'd like to not take anything but big life change and fee I need something. Having that been said, is anyone on Lexapro and if so how do you like or dislike it? I missed a day here and there intentionally to see how my body would react if I had to miss a dose or two and did fine, felt fine. But, I do realize it is a systemic drug so missing a day may not make that much difference. Thank to everyone for all the support, I hope I can be of some help to those wanting/trying to get off Effexor. I'm so very glad I did it! I don't ever want to take another drug like that one again.

Mar 16, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

thanks. i did wean off –sort of—had to start on lexapro but from my research it is much safer and easier to wean off of when the time comes for that. wish i did not have to take any of them but feel i need for my terrible anxiety (mother's longterm illness, i was caregiver to her and dad, no support from two siblings who live close by, i lost job (s) due to multiple foot surgeries – 5 surgeries in 9 mo to be exact- i know i need something as I am having difficulty handling all of this but i regret ever taking effexor.

Mar 12, 2018 · Switching antidepressants in Depression & Anxiety

RE: Effexor reduction.
I want all of you to know that I was give permission by healthcare professional to try the method I am using to get off Effexor and have a follow-up with my GP tomorrow. I do not recommend anyone do this without your Dr. approval.