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This Is Crazy
Citation:   Anonymous. "This Is Crazy: An Experience with Venlafaxine (exp55744)". Erowid.org. Mar 6, 2007. erowid.org/exp/55744

350 mg oral Pharms - Venlafaxine (daily)
This drug should seriously be illegal. I have been on 350 mg a day for almost 5 years and if I even THINK about not taking them I go through withdrawal symptoms. I get that electric shock/crazy ass dizzy feeling, nausea and vommiting, a cold sweat, and I start to black out and eventually pass out. And that's just after not taking it for 2 days. Yes TWO days. Without health insurance I would be paying 500 dollars every 3 months to stay on it. I am TERRIFIED of getting off. The depression comes back, full speed, much worse than I've had before and I feel like I'm losing my mind if I forget to take it. It also makes me constantly exhausted. I feel like I could sleep for days on end. I'm going to the doctor to get off of this, but I'm afraid of what I will experience in the process.

I was never told that this was addictive. I was given it back when it was new, so I feel like I was used as a puppet, to try this out. Being on 350 mg a day is craziness. I know that it is killing my liver as I sit here and write this. Even if I were to take 150 mg or a little more, I go through the same amount of withdrawal symptoms. and if I am even an hour late on taking my meds, I start to feel like crap. This is a horrible drug! I dont understand why it is even on the market today. For me, it has caused more harm than good.

Exp Year: 2004ExpID: 55744
Gender: Female 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: Mar 6, 2007Views: 13,094
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