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Scared to death to stop taking Effexor d/t side withdrawl symptoms

I attempted to take myself of of Effexor 6 months ago. The withdrawls I went through were horrible! With my husband getting laid off from work and I had to pick up an extra job. I got very sad and angry easily. Being on Efeexor for almost a year now, well I have increased 4 sizes and several pounds. I have no motivation at all! I sleep all the time. I am not the same up beat person I used to be. I am scared to experience the withdrals of geting of this medication. I am a RN and see lots of patient's who wthdrawl from Alcohol and I think the symptoms are almost similiar. When I told my Doctor I wanted to get off of Effexor, He said 'Just take it slow.' I am trying to research and and take my self off with minimal withdrawls. LOL I don't know if that is going to be possible?
  maddie123 on 2010-11-28
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I have helped some patients come off anti-anxiety or anti-depression medication. It is quite difficult, and is necessary to maintain a high level of hands-on management to cope with the unavoidable crises that will come up. However, it is quite possible, and homoeopathy can support you through the whole process, both physical and emotional. Very often the intial picture of the patient will change as the amount of drug reduces in the system, and as suppressed thoughts and feelings begin to resurface. These kinds of situations are a challenge, no doubt, but with enough attention, and a homoeopath who is flexible enough to adapt to the rapid changes with a variety of case-taking and treatment methods, it can be done.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade

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