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Hi,im new to this forum stuff so please be patient (no pun intended)with me, my gp put me on 75mg venlafaxine about 6mths ago, I had gone through a lot before hand,my lovely mum passed away over a year ago,then I had surgery for hip replacement etc,etc, any way it all seemed to have caught up with me somewhere down the line,I became very emotional, so off I went to my gp for some advice about my feelings and he prescribed me ven captials to takecut a long story short,I felt a lot better over the coming months so decided to go cold turkey and cut them out alltogether,very stupid thing to do,this is my 5th day and am getting bad withdrawal symtoms,day 1 was ok,then steadily go worse,I can put up with the nausea,skitters,confusion,vivid dreams,could cry at silly little things,wow didnt realise I had so many symptoms,but the thing I cannot deal with are the so called brain zaps in my noggin!!! How bazaar the medics dont tell you about that side of it,im really hoping there is a light at the end of the tunnel....if any one ever says to anyone who suffers with depression to"pull yourself together and get on with your life"needs to walk a mile in there shoes first!! Wow feels good getting that lot off my chest,putting your feelings into words is the first step to getting better,hope I havent bored you peeps with my sounding off?
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