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See You on the Other Side
Venlafaxine
Citation:   Kraine Doshi. "See You on the Other Side: An Experience with Venlafaxine (exp36694)". Erowid.org. Jul 29, 2018. erowid.org/exp/36694

 
DOSE:
75 mg oral Pharms - Venlafaxine (pill / tablet)
BODY WEIGHT: 14 st
My problem is paranoia. Iv been an avid pot smoker for 12years, and psychosis had been concreted in- I was convinced that all anyone else did was talk behind my back. I became isolated and withdrawn- I didnt feel part of the human race and had a permanent scowl. I was prescribed Effexor for depression and anxiety attacks. The first 2-3 weeks are awful- Tired but cant sleep for more than 3 hours at a time, feeling powerless and pathetic, nauseus and cold.

This is a year on, and I actually TRY to make myself paranoid- to put myself in situations that wouldve turned me into a chattering wreck before. I still get a twinge of nervous butterflies in the stomach sometimes- a feeling of dread just before big social occasions, but once Im there, chatting, smiling, drinking or whatever- There is no paranoia at all. The butterflies are me anticipating being paranoid- They havnt gone away. Yet.

Exp Year: 2003ExpID: 36694
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: Jul 29, 2018Views: 3,935
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Pharms - Venlafaxine (191) : Not Applicable (38), Therapeutic Intent or Outcome (49), Depression (15), Medical Use (47), Health Benefits (32), Retrospective / Summary (11), General (1)

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