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holdingon0013 posted:
As I set here typing this I'm crying like a baby. My Dr started me on Lamical 2 weeks ago and told me to take 1 75mg effexor at night, well I ran out of efferox and its been 6 days with none. I dont know how much longer I can take it.....crying all the time. feeling very dizzy and can bearly drive. I'm having the worst dreams kinda like a stephan king movie. I feel like in going crazy. Monday i was fired from my job, i I accidental broke my phone, so now i feel really out of touch. My boyfriend just moved out last night- and i needed him more then anything and i think he really doesn't understand, I had him read up on starting the Lamical- and he was sensitive, but since I've really started withdrawling I've been at home for 2 days ALL day just trying to deal. He doesn't completely understand the lack of effexor. I have had some suicidal thoughts and it scares the hell out of me. I have tried to keep these things from my 13 yr old daughter- i just need to know what i'm doing and how i'm soppost to be feeling. somebody please help me
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Patricia Farrell, PhD responded:
I'm not an MD, but I would wonder who was prescribing these particular meds for you and what their diagnosis was. No one can stop Effexor cold turkey and even with careful tapering it can be very, very difficult. You are going through that now.

Have you called your prescriber and told them of your symptoms? I think you need to do that despite the fact that you've broken your phone. You need to talk to that person.

Right now you and your daughter both need some help and there needs to be some agency in the community that can help. See what help is available.

Suicidal thoughts are very serious, even if you say you "have had some" and that needs to be addressed, too. Please find someone in your area who can help you through this.


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