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.
Maddie, I havent heard from you and I was worried. I have been busy quite a bit with health and bills and daughter visit and the lawsuit regarding my oldest daughters death. It has been very hard to say the least. How are you. I am getting the feeling that you are not doing good so please let me know what is happening. I got a new cell phone from my daughter for Christmas and whenever anyone sends me any kind of message, whether it be email or hepc forum i get it right away. and then I would hear the beep and get right back to you. Love you Blue
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