About Me: Female, 73, 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.
You are right bud,
In a sense the addiction, wars, and depression killed me and the day I tried to end it started my rebirth. Just about 3 weeks ago my life shifted and I am a new person now. Thanks you
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