Off venalfaxine for 6 weeks but acting strange

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I came off ven 6 weeks ago but was on antidepressant continually for 32 years. I stopped because of reasons I mentioned on here recently. I think that all the time I was on the meds all my anger was suppressed for that 32 years because now I'm off them I have become very bad tempered and its just not like me at all. To be honest I'm frightened of what I might do, I had a road rage incident today and I was shocked at how aggressive I was even though I had a right to be angry it was so out of character. Last year a few people really upset me but I just let it go because I was so unwell on my meds and just didn't have it in me to do anything about it but the last few days it has really been eating a way at me and I have been planning revenge on those people and what I have been thinking if doing is really awful but even though I know it's awful I'm still worried that I will snap and just do it. My sister came to see me today and I told her all this so she went into my loft and took my gun away. The gun is from when I fought in the Falklands Many years ago I just kept it all this time for some strange reason anyway I'm kind of glad it's gone now as it brings back really bad memory's. I hope this anger calms down now as I don't want to hurt or upset anybody. My sister reminded me that I was always a very laid back persons but she said I would let things bottle up for a long time until I just exploded so I think that that's what's going on with me at the moment. It's horrable because its like there is this angry person in me trying to get out its just not me at all

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    Hi, I am like this as well, and I am still on the venlafaxine so I better not get off it!!!  I have to work on getting a little angry every day because if not, I will let it build up (out of fear of my anger) and then BAM and it's just not good. smile

    Yes, I have a terror of anger, angry people, and being angry myself

     

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    Hi, I am like this as well, and I am still on the venlafaxine so I better not get off it!!!  I have to work on getting a little angry every day because if not, I will let it build up (out of fear of my anger) and then BAM and it's just not good. smile

    Yes, I have a terror of anger, angry people, and being angry myself.

    If you were a soldier, you likely have PTSD and will need to work on that...anger is a common symptom. Yes make sure you have no access to any guns or other things.

    Your sister is smart smile

     

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    Hi, I am like this as well, and I am still on the venlafaxine so I better not get off it!!!  I have to work on getting a little angry every day because if not, I will let it build up (out of fear of my anger) and then BAM and it's just not good. smile

    Yes, I have a terror of anger, angry people, and being angry myself.

    If you were a soldier, you likely have PTSD and will need to work on that...anger is a common symptom. Yes make sure you have no access to any guns or other things.

    Your sister is smart smile

     

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