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Re: Effexor Withdrawal = Depression and Anxiety!!

Posted by in the genes on 12/03/04 at 07:42 AM

Hey fellow survivors,

Have been on Effexor XR on various doses for three yrs. for Major Depression and Bi-Polar II (which was just diagnosed last year after years of anti-depressants alone not working but Lithium didn’t help either!)and have tried to get off numerous times as it doesn’t work well anymore and my personality has changed. Was also on Neurontin at first but got off due to severe memory loss and feelings of disassociation from my body. Have been battling brain deterioration but think that both of these meds have done it, not just the Neurontin. I am on my 2nd week of being off after going down from 150 to 75 to 37.5 in a month or so to nothing and had night terrors and the electric shocks but then hell kicked in on Tues night!

This are my list of symptoms for those who think they are nuts but this medication is like heroin!

severe depression, uncontrollable crying

suicidal thoughts

electric shocks in brain

“electricity”” crawling on