Coming off Effexor...

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   Posted 6/25/2008 4:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I have started this thread on behalf of MoodyGypsy. Darren
MoodyGypsy said...
I too am on effexor and have tried several times to come off the drug.  It is a terrible drug to stop.  After reading your post I am wondering if your Dr tried to "wean" you off along with the topamax or did she just take you off?  If you just stopped taking it that could be why you are feeling so terrible.
MoodyGypsy said...
I also forgot to mention that while I was trying to come off effexor, I was suffering from panic attacks and depression. I am now back on effexor and just taking the dosage as perscribed. Guess I will just have to stay on it. :0(

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   Posted 6/26/2008 1:45 PM (GMT -6)   
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   Posted 6/26/2008 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
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Wow!   Thank you for making me feel so welcome.  I am a grandmother of 6, and great grandmother of a 2 1/2 year old boy.  I have been on effexor for about 8 years.  I tried to come off the drug as I said about 2 months ago and suffered with severe anxiety and depression.  My friend takes topamax for migraines and also has lost about 65 pounds.  She told me about topamax also being prescribed for depression so I thought I would check out the information on it.  That is how I stumbled onto this site.  I really like it.  yeah
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   Posted 6/27/2008 5:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Moody

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   Posted 6/28/2008 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome moody, I had a hard time coming off effesor, butim ok now, it took ahile though, i went off cold and went right on to wellbutrin, i should have been weened off, might have been easier.
Hope alll works out well for you.....
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