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Oct 10, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Noooo. Definitely don’t try on your own. Tried twice and experienced the unstoppable rages. Think low dose withdrawals over a long period of time plus finding strategies like cognitive based mindfulness, meditation and stress reduction to offset some of the triggers. I’ve been withdrawing for a year but that is long and that’s me with family,

Others have been able to rid themselves of it with less protracted effort and that shows it can be done. For others, however, symptoms like flash rage is a clear signal that our brain chemistry doesn’t like the abrupt change and can’t keep level.

I agree that a different md is worth checking. It’s not necessarily a slight against them nor is it answer shopping. Instead, it’s finding a well qualified physician acquainted with neurobehavior and psychotropics. Doctors disagree with one another all the time. You simply need to feel comfortable finding one to help you remove a destructive element from your medical circumstances. You can always challenge a doc by asking why you need to remain on a particular medicine that is terrible for your quality of life.

Oct 10, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

The public is led to believe that formulary drugs and genetics are equal. The power of legalspeak and slight of hand is just as powerful in pharma as anywhere else. The other ingredients in genetics are not the same and may or may not act in a neutral fashion for a great number of people.

Drugs are under the jurisdiction of the FDA and this reality makes it clear you have to see which side of the mouth the industry and government is speaking out of. The newest therapy, stem cell (god forbid advocated for mental health) is not regulated by FDA and proponents can say WHATEVER they like. It is truly the Wild West of therapies and lack of proof and control.

My point, when it comes to your health, especially mental health, one must dig deeply and challenge assumptions for proof, not anecdotal proof.

Oct 10, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Thanks for the post. Good to hear of mild to minor symptoms. The risk of posting mostly horrible symptoms is that the impression people can get is that all cases are that way

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

Sounds like it’s a toxic relationship. Mental disorder or not, the way you describe it makes it sound as if he has some sort of paranoid vindictiveness at work here. People give off vibes and strange behaviors other people pick up and interpret. Sounds like his radar and interpretation faculties are bent. Maybe he has an undiagnosed issue or just wants to end things in a bizarre but harmful manner.

Regardless, the situation doesn’t leave me entirely convinced that he or a successful relationship with him is in your interests. It’s easy to beat up in ones self for thoughts and behaviors, you don’t need anyone else’s help doing that.

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

Cramsay way to go! It’s unfortunate that all of us have to refer to this medicine in the same tone and description as those suffering from more traditional addictions due to narcotics or alcohol. I’m glad you managed to break the final fetter.

As I see it, our collective wiring wasn’t quite right to begin with necessitating something to help improve function to a better quality of life. Hence, use the analogy of hypothyroidism..if it isn’t working right, systems have a downstream effect on other systems needing corrective action. We are collectively hobbled by ‘faulty witing’. ( I don’t think there is any real agreed upon definition of normal in psychiatric areas).

Enter Effexor and it’s brethren which, like many psychotropic medicines, actively rearrange a number of things in a broad fashion. The ugly facts in all this are that drugs like meth, pot and others re-arrange the wiring (even PTSD does this). If those illicit substances do this in a permanent way, and pharma used refined, potent. legal ways to effect change in a similar fashion, I fear all of us have some permanent changes that linger to one degree or another.

We are caught in a situation where on the one hand, malfunction is addressed by solution that may help in one area but compound or create new problems. This is made worse where changes in an ungorseeanle or unexpected fashion with a lasting nature take place that adds to the original problem.

I suspect a hundred years from now psychiatrists will look back on today’s practices with horror or shake their heads in disbelief saying ‘well…they tried’. We do the same thing with looking back at Eugenics, cold water therapy and insulin shock treatments for psychiatric issues the same way.

So as I work on getting off the last minimal dose out, I have come to expect changes of a permanent nature. I hope yours will fade and he unnoticeable,

Oct 1, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Regarding your statement on others not getting it, I have never fully understood why people just don’t get it. If the heart races too fast we sweat and act ‘off’. If the stomach is upset, we get ulcers. If areas of the body don’t get what they need, results in physiology and behavior occur.

Why the brain and neurochemistry should be any different boggles the mind. Sleep deprivation and sugar lows, hyper caffeine and alcohol all affect neurochemistry. It just makes zero sense that people have and continue to exclude disorders of the brain, especially given that it controls everything and without it we are nothing but biomass.

If you havent ever heard of the ‘god center’ of the brain, it’s fascinating. Volunteers allowing neurostimulstion of different sectors of the brain demonstrated astounding changes. Stimulate one way, the volunteer is a devoted saint, stimulated another they are a total atheist. Bio electric chemistry controls the brain. Malfunctions and variations occur across the board…yet somehow people waive their hand and just dismiss all of it as malingering, hysteria, character flaws, weakness, maladaptivity and anything but a bonafide medical issue of the brain.

Thankfully changed in attitude have been happening but they are at times slow as a Byzantine bureaucracy.

Sep 30, 2018 · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I’m with you in Dramamine. Took one for the first time and that my body mass of 260lbs would deal with it. Nausea is the pits but the next day was horrible in that I felt like I hadn’t slept for days. The hangover (no alcohol) was heavy handed.