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Don't even know where to start!!
I'm 26 and have been on Effexor for about 6 years. I went to a doctor after struggling through a bout of depression and was told here take this 75mg Effexor
I took it on and off. Wasn't overly reliant on it
At age 22 again, struggling with a bout of depression hoping to get some bulk billed counselling sessions I was instead prescribed 150mg of Effexor. At this stage I was super stressed and my weight plummeted to 49kg. I questioned the dose the doctor told me it was fine..
About 2 years ago I dropped down to 75mg.. Slowly weaned and we all know the withdrawal symptoms are HELL you literally just want to not exist and experience the withdrawals anymore
Today has been a sh*t day. I work 12 hour shifts so I couldn't fill my prescription yesterday..
I'm normally up at 5am for work so that's when I take my tablets
Today I slept in, got busy and around 2pm when I started to feel awful is when I realised I hadn't taken my tablet and went to the chemist
It's now 8:20pm and I still feel cloudy, irritable, tired, teary... I literally want to punch my partner for simply touching my arm
I'm so irritable
These symptoms happen regularly even if I've taken my tablets early
Have I built up a tolerance?
I don't feel depressed but I do have occasional low days. What human doesn't ?
Has anyone had an effective alternative to Effexor?
I'm always tired. All I ever want to do is sleep.
I remember when I first started taking this toxic crap it would make me feel awake and alert
Ideally I'd like to get off it all together however I just can't cope with the withdrawals
I start to withdrawal so quickly.. ( taking it at 5am for a few days in a row, then I might not take it till 11-mid day the next day and withdrawals already kicking in )
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