About Me: Female, 74, Dorset, United Kingdom, member since Nov 2009
I am a grandma who lives in the beautiful seaside county of Dorset on the south coast of England. I have two children, four grandchildren, and a lovely rescue cat I have called Smudge. With my doctor's help I gradually withdrew from 150mg Effexor XR daily over 10 mon
[More]ths. I finally stopped taking the medication in October 2013. I have had no withdrawal symptoms. I do have mild anxiety when I am alone.
I am 73 years old and have a reasonable social life with a senior citizens group. I do not take any medication at all, and I think I am doing really well for my age. Apart from the usual things that catch up with us as we age, I am really fit.
Came across your page when seeking help for Effexor XR. Sounds like you have had a hard year. I had heart attack when only 46 and have been stable, but developed other issues and am partially disabled. I am 64, I am wondering if you have anything you want to share with me about the Effexor. I went from 225 to 150 with little issues, Then I went down to 120...I took a jump to go down to 75 and then got sick with a horrible virus and sinus infection. The headaches are terrific and I now wonder if that is mostly from the Effexor drop...should I add back until things calm down, do you think? Mary
Hi Maddie. Thanks for the note. How are you? I hope things are going a little better. So hard to rehab after a stroke and it takes time but you WILL see results. I've been thinking of you. We are doing good here. The usual hub bub with kids and such. Hang in there. Hugs
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