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Tue, Feb 18 11:14am · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Thank you for your comment… I have had so many doctors, and I've been on almost every antidepressant you can think of. It feel like a lab rat. Different doses, different doctors… YEARS of psychotherapy and all different kinds of counseling. It feels so pointless.

Tue, Feb 18 11:11am · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I am 20. I was really hoping to hear that haha! I keep telling myself that my brain is just trying to readjust, but it begins to feel like an excuse after a while.. I have tried all the tea. I have tried vitamins and exercise, yoga, etc… I just want to be normal. I don't want that dependency.. I have no children. I got married in March last year. These should be the best times of my life, which they really feel like the worst…

Tue, Feb 18 10:31am · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Wow, I didnt realize people were still on here.. you've been off of them for years now.. could you go read my comment and tell me if you think what I'm experiencing is normal? I feel so young to be worrying about this

Tue, Feb 18 10:25am · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I know this is really old… I've been off of my effexor (that I took for 3 years) for 7 months now… I gained 50 pounds on it. I started out with a Presidents honor roll in college and ended up not even being able to make D's.. I couldn't remember ANYTHING. At first it was just losing my keys, not being able to remember what someone just told me a few days ago.. then I literally couldn't even study because I wasn't soaking up any information, and I was getting fat and I'd already been on antidepressants for 8 years (starting when i was ONLY 12). I stopped them cold turkey back in July. Its February and i will say I feel my old self coming back.. but it's so slow and I'm still so fucking exhausted. I dont experience the awful brain zaps anymore. I do still have lots of really bad agitation. I cry every day still. I was 180 when I stopped the medication, I am down to 120… I refuse to get back on them. They ruined my adolescence and my ability to make friends and act like a normal teen. I cant believe they give these to people… I am still recovering, almost a year later… and I though I feel depression, it's better than nothing at all