Holy Mary, mother of all that is chocolate and delicious. I don’t know if this belongs in MPSIMS or GQ, since I really do have a few questions about what’s going on and how long it’s going to last. But I also have a lot of rambling complaints and screaming to do, so I posted this here.
I started taking Effexor about a year ago.
A couple of weeks ago, my doc told me I’d probably had enough effexor and started me on the downslide to breaking the Effexor habit.
Oh my freaking god, I’ve died and gone to an unholy, place filled with dizziness, puke, and crying. I’ve felt like hell for the last few weeks and now that I’ve cut down to nothing (from 37.5 mg a day) I’m barfing my guts out every hour or so, dizzy, nauseous, unable to do ANYTHING. No driving, no working, no reading, no tv. If I didn’t know better, I’d say I have a permanent migraine. My head is THROBBING and I’m outrageously sensitive to light and noise. I can’t eat or sleep. I have this weird “cold” feeling. Not like my skin is cold, but like I’m shivering on the inside.
Was I taking anti-depressants, or HEROIN? Crack maybe? I dont’ REMEMBER buying drugs on a street corner and shooting up, but maybe I’m mistaken.
What the hell am I going to do now? I don’t know what kind of meds (if any) I can take to help with the symptoms. I can’t perform even the simplest daily tasks. I can’t find anyone to do an exorcism, since it’s Halloween and they’re all busy.
Does anyone know how long this is going to last? Of course, I’ve done some internet research, but there’s so much CRAP out there and it’s so difficult for me to wade through it right now.
No one told me when I started taking these meds that this could happen, which makes me NO END of angry. I’m now looking back at the last year and realizing that there were times when I thought I had food poisoning or some other odd illness that I had probably simply forgotten to take my meds for a day. My internet search turns up all these people with my EXACT symptoms give or take a few odd things, but I can’t get good sound advice on when this will END.
I’m going to go get in bed now and wait for the Lord of Darkness to appear. I plan to sell him my soul in return for the absence of this migraine/puking/crying nonsense. If anyone sees him, could you please send him my way?