Stupid Efexor XR (rant)

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   Posted 2/16/2008 1:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Ok, to be fair the med is wonderful for me and I feel great on it. The problem is I accidentally missed ONE dose yesturday a.m, which is rare for me. I just forgot to take it. I was up a t 4am with the dog (he just HAD to go poop exactly then!)
Then I went back to bed and somehow slept till 6am. When I went into my med tray(I have one for one weeks worth setup MTWThFSAand S. It helps keep track. Well, thursday was still there.
That explains why I felt so horrible yesturday afternoon and evening. I thought I was losing my mind. Felt anxious, irate, annoyed and just plain wired.
ONE missed day only! God help me if I ever go for more than that. Sheesh.
HAte that withdrawl part. IT is the only negative for me but it is a biggie.
Thanks for the vent seesion.
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   Posted 2/16/2008 6:04 AM (GMT -6)   
You're like me hyper sensitive to meds. Don't you love the way they say ADs aren't addictive yet everyone I've ever met on them has suffered withdrawals when stopping them.

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   Posted 2/16/2008 8:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Totally agree with AA on this
I ma so sorry you w3nt thru this hun at least now you will be extra ( even moreso) carewful not to miss the dose
I have about 14 pills in all I have to take each morn and then some in afternoon and another 14 at night so I feel like a bleeding pill popping machine ya get sick of it ...and it is very easy to lose track of one day........
Again so sorry and hoping this will not happen again
RANT away you need to and we are here for ya k
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   Posted 2/16/2008 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys.
Today I feel just great, finally. Slept well too. AMAZING how a "nonaddictive" AD can cause all this trouble.hmmm.
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   Posted 2/16/2008 11:34 AM (GMT -6)   

I am sorry you went through that too.  I have not worried about the withdrawal from my AD, I have decided to stay on it for life and then no

Glad today is better.

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   Posted 2/16/2008 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi sharan i'm sorry also that you had to experience that! (POOR BABY)I know exactly how you feel.When i first started having P/A i was on paxil and boyyyy if you missed a dose of that you are in big trouble!!! I had to learn that the hard way.Now when i was on zoloft i could miss a couple of days and still felt fine.I guess it just depends on the med.And yes it is funny how they say the meds arent addictive,is that why you feel like you've been hit with a mack truck when you come off them!(lol) Sounds addictive to me! I'm glad you feel better hun!
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