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Why my smiles are real

It’s been a few weeks since I came off Venlafaxine/ Effexor completely. My bear commented that he hadn’t seen me smile so much in a while…My happiness feels real – like it’s not far away, muffled in the background. 367 more words

I'm Kind Of Okay

I cannot believe how long it’s been since I last blogged!!?

I have been meaning to post but life has gotten in the way. I started working, been going to therapy, looking for jobs, working on my relationship… 735 more words


Venlafaxine: Satan's antidepressant of choice.

It’s primarily called Effexor in trade.Effexor effects and affects everything.

I hear all the time about how discontinuing from venlafaxine is the most painful thing people have experienced, which is to be heeded as the majority of people on a drug such as this have definitely experienced some horrific things already. 960 more words


Swirling around

I feel like the last few days have swept me up in a whirlwind and I’m spinning around like a dizzy mess trying to sort my life out. 465 more words

Venlafaxine: Splat on the Default Rocks of Medication

Learning about why and how to discontinue anti-depressants has been in my too-hard-basket for years.  Now I feel brave enough to find out.  I’m not even a little bit scientifically minded, but because of the minimal help from my doctor I’m going to have to work it out myself, which I find a bit scary. 777 more words


Washing up on the shore of a beautiful, warm sandy beach

I think I’ve had a total of 5 minutes of brain zaps over the last 24 hours.

Aside from my inhuman appetite and strange cravings, I’m 100% done with Venlafaxine / Effexor. 202 more words

Before the light, comes

a giant sea of crap.

So, Venlafaxine/Effexor withdrawals are F’d up. I don’t remember signing up to feeling like a drug addict going through detox. Let’s just say that a person done with Venlafaxine/Effexor who read about my naive excitement re stopping must have cringed/ scoffed, knowing there was a world of pain to go through before it was over. 315 more words