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  1. MakeThePainGoAway

    Effexor Success Stories

    The effect should be almost immediate but give it 2 full weeks for the medication to work. For me it took like 2 days to start feeling better and I was prescribed it for social anxiety and depression.
  2. How are you feeling now? How many mg were you taking? I quit cold turkey 150mg last month and it was a long, process. I was fine until day 2 and after that everything went downhill (mostly the worst nausea and brain zaps of my life) but after a week and a half to 2 weeks I started feeling much better. The drug was ******* me mentally, I had to quit because even my psychiatrist wasn’t listening. Hang in there and you can do it!!
  3. MakeThePainGoAway

    Effexor Success Stories

    Hi Marsha, so sorry to hear how you are feeling. For me personally, Effexor did not work the second time around and I felt awful. I had horrible anxiety and insane suicide ideation on it. I actually quit it cold turkey because I was worried for myself and my psychiatrist wasn’t taking me serious. Quitting it cold turkey was also awful the second time around. Personally for me this drug is toxic and I never ever want to take it again.
  4. Never stop looking for a good doctor who listens to you. If it makes you feel better, there are a lot of us who have gone through crappy doctors before finding a good one. Don’t give up.
  5. Yes, continue posting. We are all here for you and for each other. I know I have found a sense of family among you all. For the longest time I felt like a freak. There is always hope. Recently I have been trying to pray more to God and pray often throughout the day when anxiety strikes. It has been helping me tremendously. Chin up. Set boundaries at work. Keep working on your business. You are going to be great.
  6. Ugh that’s terrible to hear about the insurance. I’m sorry. But yeah therapy etc can add up. I also seek out my church and the pastors there whenever I’m down. If not church, do you have some kind of circle of friends or someone you can talk to?
  7. It’s okay. I get it. I actually remember being this way as a child and sometimes I have moments now in my adult life too. Like for the longest time I wanted an alien invasion or some major war. Some calamity. I think I was trying to offset my bland, dull, boring depressed life. I get it. Don’t worry. Have you talked to a psychiatrist or therapist about how you are feeling?
  8. Hmm. Very interesting way of looking at things. Lol. I don’t think you were cheated. I’m on day 9 of stopping Effexor cold turkey and I seriously thought I was dying. You might not have had any withdrawl symptoms because you tappered off. Effexor used to work for me but after a few months, it because a horrible drug. I was always sweating, gained weight, felt the need for caffeine so bad that I would chug unhealthy amounts of coffee everyday, made me binge eat!!!, fatigue, horrible dreams, IBS blew up and it made me suicidal like crazy. Which is why i cut it cold turkey. I have had enough. I just think the Effexor stopped working for you. Remember all of our body chemistry is very different. We all react differently. The withdrawl is awful. You don’t want it. Trust me.
  9. MakeThePainGoAway

    Sadness that is masked but never gone

    Omg that brought tears to my eyes because that’s so true!! I took a screenshot of it and I’m going to read it everytime I get discouraged. Thank you so much Oscar. I am so grateful. You have no idea.
  10. Hey you. I’m doing okay. I quit one of my meds ( Effexor) cold turkey 9 days ago and I have been dealing with the withdrawls. Day 9 and I’m still bed ridden. lol. It’s been rough physically but mentally I’m starting to feel like my old self. Don’t quit anything cold turkey tho. I’m just impatient and had reached my breaking point. I haven’t really found anything to help me with finding a balance wanting to be so alone. I noticed I am all smiles and laughter when I’m with my crew working on the plane. But I quickly feel mentally drained. You know they say an idle mind is a devil’s workshop. I’m trying to fill my alone time with activities. I was just looking up some art projects to do. I have been reading your posts everyday though. Use the starting your own business as fuel to motivate you. I think that’s the best route for you. Also, it seems like you really need to set boundaries with your wife’s family. This is why they say never to work with family I guess. Things get informal and people get walked all over. I’m proud of you for the times you did speak up tho. Don’t let people mistake your kindness and patience as weakness! Do what makes you happy and don’t worry about what other people think. It’s so much easier said than done. It took me almost 15 years to learn this because I always felt like I was being an inconvenience. But screw that, you have feelings too. Keep going at it. I think it would really help you if you could take 30 minutes for yourself alone everyday, away from everyone and just go for a walk. Don’t listen to music or anything but listen to your body and your mind and I think it will help you greatly. The physical aspect of it will also help in feeling better!
  11. MakeThePainGoAway

    Sadness that is masked but never gone

    Yes, please share your knowledge.
  12. MakeThePainGoAway

    Sadness that is masked but never gone

    Ha! Gynos never want to take PMDD seriously. It’s so annoying.
  13. This is day 8 of going cold turkey (don’t yell at me for going cold turkey lol). I feel awful. Better than the day before but still awful. Nausea, brain zaps, painful chills etc etc. this is my second time going cold turkey and I don’t remember the first time being so awful. anyone have similar experiences?
  14. MakeThePainGoAway

    Sadness that is masked but never gone

    Oscar, I’m extremely visual when it comes to learning and you have no idea how much the cave image helps me. I’m going to try to picture myself at the entrance or exit next time a wave of depression hits me. Thank you.
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