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Fri, Oct 11 7:05pm · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety
Fri, Oct 11 1:58pm · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety
I hit a bad wave and had to reinstate. Please pray for me.
Mon, Sep 30 5:42pm · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety
I've stopped taking high blood pressure meds since I stopped the effexor, because my BP issue resolved when off the effexor.
I'm grateful just to be reading positive posts here on this forum! I'm having ups and downs with the waves of withdrawal from effexor. So many well meaning people, including a therapist who remains sorely uneducated about symptoms of AD withdrawal, have so many unhelpful suggestions (journal! breathe! take an antidepressant! have a glass of wine! do your hobbies! ). Sigh. I am grateful for their concern but sometimes the weight of this hangs like a stone. I love hearing all of your banter and positive comments. Today I'm happy that my love of reading has been restored again! It's one thing I can do if nothing else (who wants to journal? Yuck). I'm currently working my way through Jan Karon's books. She writes about a town named Mitford and the main character who is an episcopalian priest. She is such a great author and the characters in her books just come to life! I really enjoy escaping into the world she has created. I'm also reaching out in the community to find new friends. I'm not going to let this beat me.