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Clementon, NJ

Review: Puppy Palace

Hey, just a heads up if you buy a puppy from a puppy store you're not rescuing it. They will just buy another one from a breeder and breed a new one to take its place. A few years back we found an adorable little Chihuahua we named Suzie. She was apparently used as a breeder until she could no longer make new puppies, and then she was cast out. She only lived one year because she was so worn out, but we were so lucky she came into our lives. There are lots of very adorable doggies in the shelters, and they are very desperate for someone to rescue them! -Tim  (Apr 9, 2015 | post #107)

How long do the withdrawal symptoms last?

Hey guys, thanks for your insights. I've started back on Effexor, just 37.5 mg. Feel better. I've almost completely stopped drinking! I think that was messing with my blood sugar and making the panic worse. One thing at a time, stop drinking and maybe try to get off effexor again in the spring. I just have to get through the winter, I have SAD and that's my worst time.  (Oct 18, 2013 | post #97)

How long do the withdrawal symptoms last?

Can't take the anxiety any more. Going back. I really wanted to be free. Tried for four months. Tim.  (Oct 6, 2013 | post #79)

How long do the withdrawal symptoms last?

Cancelled two social engagements this weekend. Had a date two weeks ago, cancelled that too. So empty, don't know where to go from here. When I was on Effexor I just didn't care. Apparently I've changed in the ten years of Effexor, just wish things could have happened differently. I've come out of a long tunnel with nothing but a drinking problem to show for it.  (Sep 28, 2013 | post #74)

How long do the withdrawal symptoms last?

You know, they used to say "women cry and men drink", with respect to panic. I think they were right. I can't cry (except for EXTREME stuff), but I think I might be a better person if I could.  (Sep 25, 2013 | post #71)

How long do the withdrawal symptoms last?

Hi, you sound so much like me I had to reply. I will try to be brief. I was on Effexor xr for 10 years. I looked back and realized how drastically my life had changed in the last 10 years. I did a "fast taper" (didn't know that at the time), and I am on week 15 withdrawal now. I think things are finally getting a little better. My doctor put me on 75mg dosage, and I quickly realized I was a zombie when I went to a horror movie with my son and didn't even flinch. I ended up halving my medicine most of the last 10 years. Withdrawal for me was physical symptoms 2 weeks (nausea and zaps), weeks 5,6 and 7, and weeks 10, 11 and 12 were exceptionally difficult mentally. The cycle was suicidal, panic, then anger. Saying that aloud does not come easy. My doctor also said just come off of the medication with no mention of taper. I was only on 37.5mg, but for me it was very strong medicine. Fortunately my family has a business because I could not perform the technical job I had before starting Effexor. I totally get the anxiety thing, and I was diagnosed with SAD Syndrome as well. Sometimes late afternoon on a summer day will trigger my depression. I just wanted you to know that I am on week 15 and I think things are getting a little better! Stay strong! Tim  (Sep 25, 2013 | post #70)

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Zimmerman WINS again!!!

You morons do know that Zimmerman's mother is Peruvian, right?  (Sep 18, 2013 | post #51)

Blackwood, NJ

Health Care - Blackwood, NJ

I believe that sometimes the doctors are to blame, but the lion's share of the blame falls on the insurance companies! They put lots of restrictons on the doctors, including time restrictions and fee restrictions. My doctor told me just last week and he can't afford to retire!  (Sep 14, 2013 | post #4)

Blackwood, NJ

Health Care - Blackwood, NJ

President Obama's health care policy is a step in the right direction, but only a baby step. I am in favor of state-sponsored healthcare, but I would have settled for the government option. I was so angry when that was taken off the table! I should have known better, our fat health insurance companies will never released their grip! Isn't Capitalism wonderful!?!?  (Sep 14, 2013 | post #3)

Effexor withdrawal

Hey Anne, this is a bit off topic, but aside from our antidepressant issues I am curious how satisfied you are with the health care in England. Here in the States we pay exorbitant fees for health coverage and copays, and many people can't afford any health coverage at all. The insurance companies are completely in control and they keep using scare tactics to keep their grip. They tell us horror stories about England in Canada. My horror story is that my dad died young, 62 years old, because he couldn't afford health insurance. When he got sick he chose to just ignore it because he knew it would bankrupt him and his family.  (Sep 14, 2013 | post #114)

Effexor withdrawal

PS: I've never been called a "cheeky devil" before, thanks for that!  (Sep 12, 2013 | post #113)

Effexor withdrawal

Wow, I'm 53 also! Hence "Tim60". Sorry your sons game was stressful instead of stress relieving, I hate when that happens! England, very cool. I'm actually part English, (along with Irish and German and a bunch of other stuff). My son is moving out tomorrow! I'm so happy for him, but it's going to be lonely coming home to an empty house. Life can sure be bitter-sweet! You are do supportive to others, I hope you are having a good day! Or at least an OK day!  (Sep 12, 2013 | post #112)