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The Light At The End Of The Tunnel

The light at the end of the tunnel has, over time, been very much maligned and misundertood. Who, for example has not heard that

For reasons of economy, the light at the end of the tunnel has been switched off… 181 more words

112.5mg - Day 1

Here we go – day 1 of the new regime with these little puppies. It is now 7.25pm and I am feeling rough. My head is hyper-sensitive, and I think I’d just like to unscrew it for the night, thank you very much :-( 51 more words

How Many Chemicals?

The shrink upped my Concerta XL (Ritalin) prescription from 36mg to 54mg a day.

For a few weeks this shall entail two pills a day compromising a 36mg tablet alongside an 18mg tablet. 122 more words

Morf's Story

What's So Hard?

You may be wondering what makes it so hard to come off antidepressants. My therapist tells me that some people develop a psychological dependence on their medication, even though SSRIs and SNRIs are not physically addictive. 393 more words

Is It The Illness Or The Cure?

When you’re depressed, you go on anti-depressants. This is a good thing. They help you to get up in the morning, do your job, play with the kids, all of those things that belong to everyday life. 179 more words

My Thirty-Seven-and-a-Half Times Table

In 2002, the French had to learn to multiply and divide by 6.5 – the exchange rate between the old Franc and new Euro. Those of us that take venlafaxine can multiply and divide by 37.5 – the smallest effective dose and the amount by which we adjust the dose in a single step. 233 more words

The Path to Venlafaxine

He’s reading Balzac, knocking back prozac…

All you young adults of the 1990s will immediately recognise that line from Country House by Blur. At the time, Prozac was being feted as a new wonder drug – no problems with addiction, few side-effects in comparison with other classes of antidepressant, and overall positive effects. 317 more words