WTF I'm off the Effexor XR!

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    holy fuck what a ride. Went to the doc a couple years back because I think I was having a hard time coming to terms with the fact my wife is a bitch and having a toddler can be a pain in the ass and all sorts of other first-world problems. They put me on Effexor XR, 75mg a day.

    That shit just made life seem so blah. The ups were blah. The downs didn't hurt. I felt nothing. Gained nearly 30 pounds and had an insatiable appetite for alcohol. I could drink like a BOSS! But take that pill a few hours late and your entire day was shot.

    Decided I had to do something. With my doc's permission and help, weaned to 37.5 for two weeks then off it. Been at zero for over two weeks now and I feel awesome. Alcohol cravings are gone. I am feeling life again. Had some nasty headaches the first few days, but overall not too bad. Brain zaps one day... Those sucked.

    I wanted to share with my e-friends as well as not jack the ambien thread.

    I thank myself for my call.
     
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    Oh, and I'll be headed to the therapist to make sure I have someone to bounce my shit off of... That way I don't have to waste your time and can keep my posts to more important things like anal play and Donald Trump and pissing on my fans.

    By the way, if you want to see some creepy porn, look up 'sounding.'
     
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    @rjdio glad you're feeling better. Did you receive any benefit from Effexor, or were you left with the aforesaid side effects? I have been told Effexor can be a bitch when weaning off of it.
     
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    Any withdrawal symptoms?

    Asking for a friend...
     
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    I've actually been in bed since 7pm with a soul crushing headache from not talking my full dose. Your thread is unbelievably timed for me.
     
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    Curious, why didn't you take the full dose?
     
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    It helped me 'deal,' but it just made everything exactly the same... Not exciting but not sad... A couple days after I went to zero, my wife and I took our son to see a train with a bunch of lights and stuff on it. He was SO HAPPY, and seeing him that happy made me tear-up. I hadn't felt emotion for so long I didn't expect it.

    What really got me was that I looked around after I started to taper and the alcohol/carb cravings are a real thing with this drug. Scary.

    I am trying to do a better job managing my life. And if my wife's a cunt, so be it. We will either work things out or I'll kick her to the curb. I think if I stayed on that drug I would have just kept on keepin' on and done nothing.

    And the withdrawal wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. The zaps were concerning, dizzy a lot for most of it, but it's gone now. And I can have two beers and not want anymore, even let the second one get warm and dump half down the drain.
     
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    Soul-crushing is right. I rarely get headaches, but coming off this stuff I was hitting the ibuprofen pretty hard. The dizziness is what really fucked with me. Felt like my brain was sloshing in my head.
     
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    I was told I can get off it. I've missed my Dr. appointment twice due to work tho, so I'm kinda going solo with it. I must have dropped too fast.
    I never would have started taking it had I known about the withdrawal. It's discussed online as being up there with heroine withdrawal for some people.
     
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    I'm sold. I'm going to get off this shit as soon as I can get in to see my doc. I'm only on it because I never get past the headaches and crazy ass nightmares.
     
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    Congratulations by the way. :hat:

    And best of luck moving forward.
     
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    I've stopped smoking twice in my life. Coming off this drug was similar. It's not the part that I wanted to take some more, but the irritability. Thinking of it like cigarettes, just give it 5-10 mins and it would pass.
     
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    Prozac made me feel the same way, numb. I was really sick when I stopped it, withdrawals for days.
     
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    Ah, good point there. My dreams have definitely become more vivid. Not any scarier, but more real-feeling. Sexier, too! Yyyyyyeaaaahhh!!!!!

    Good luck to you. I hope once you get off it you're able to keep managing life effectively. And agreed -- if I had known the side effects, no way in hell id have started it.
     
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    The irritability is insane. :jj: I was trying to work in the wood shop to ight and I couldn't get a profile on the lathe perfect.

    Every bone in my body wanted to take the lathe and through it through the wall. I finally had to turn it off and walk away to go sort my shit out. :jj:
     
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    I'm laughing my ass off right now. This is EXACTLY it!!!!
     
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    Good for you, man. Really.

    I have a painkiller addiction. (motorcycle crash, full of metal and screws)
    My shoulder still dislocates randomly.
    I still need my shoulder and collarbone fixed so now is probably not the time.



    Didn't mean to derail your thread.
    Just want people to know they aren't alone.
     
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    Thanks. I swear right now the only thing NOT going smoothly in my life is this medication.

    Yeah, the dreams aren't so much scary as they are realistic maybe? It's like you don't know they're a dream as they're happening.

    This stuff killed my sex drive. Like a fat kid kills a twinkle. :jj: When I miss a day or two for whatever reason it comes back like a freight train. I've had to warn my wife a few times. :gig:
     
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    I had the same experience. 2 weeks off it I felt out-fucking-standing. A month later I couldn't fucking get out of bed from anxiety/panic. Been trying all kinds of different shit since then and nothing works. :nocheer: I'm about to ask the doc to just put me back on it.
     
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    I hope you can find something that helps. Anxiety is a bitch.