Re: Re: I have lawyer for effexor class act – Naturopathic Medicine Network

Re: Re: I have lawyer for effexor class act

Posted by Debbie on 12/14/04 at 04:23 PM

I complained to my doctor the first day I took Effexor and was told “you either want to get better or you don’t”” so I continued to take the drug. I had had depression before in my life but I had never attempted to kill myself until after starting Effexor. I tried to kill myself 3 times because I didn’t know who I was anymore and thought I was going crazy. I developed a seizure disorder and they never connected it to the Effexor but I haven’t had a seizure in months and I have been off of it for several months now. I still don’t feel like myself and I don’t know how to make it better. Withdrawl was pure physical hell for about 6 to 8 weeks and I still think I am going through some withdrawl symptoms. I had my doctor tell a while back that maybe I should go on a small dose and try to wean off again and I said NO WAY. When I would tell them I felt more depressed they just kept doubling my dosage. It caused me to have rage, anger, so many things that I had never felt or said before. I have lost everything and am still floundering trying to get my life back or some form of it. I have contacted a lawyer to try and pursue this but thought I would provide you with a quick overview