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Radford Revival
05-10-2020, 19:48
Hi all,

Some may have noticed my disappearance from forums lately - there is a reason for this. Early in the year I had tapered off an eventually stopped taking an SNRI type antidepressant, which much to my displeasure turns out to be one of the hardest possible ones to stop, it boggles the mind how something like this can even be handed out like they are. I had no intention of really being on them in the first place.

The withdrawal effects of the one I was taking ("Venlafaxine") have been particularly horrendous and I still have discontinuation symptoms 6 months after stopping, it feels like my central nervous system has had an absolute battering. They are gradually beginning to fade thank goodness (though I had a bit of a false reprieve a couple of months ago, hopefully they really are going this time)

I have done my best to respond to emails and queries during this time but I may have overlooked the odd thing so if you're reading this and I didn't get back to you or seemed a bit vague, my apologies. I am doing my best to get back into the swing of things!

AD Audio
05-10-2020, 19:53
Glad to see you back[emoji3]keep well and stay safe! David

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WESTLOWER
05-10-2020, 20:21
Aye welcome back.

Marco
05-10-2020, 23:02
Hi Will,

Sorry to hear of your woes, mate. Sounds dreadful. Anyway, glad you're on the mend now and I wish you a full and speedy recovery!:cool:

Marco.

struth
06-10-2020, 02:17
The wife was on those for a good few years. They can be difficult to stop with many people alas.

mightymonoped
06-10-2020, 05:53
Sorry to hear about your recent troubles Will.
(*edited by me due to mid-night drugged up error) [emoji4]

I sympathise completely. In my own experience a lot of thought is given to allocating meds but very little support is given after one is prescribed.

Currently having my own little challenge with a mix of low-grade opiates and anticonvulsants for neuropathic pain caused by an as-yet undiagnosed issue in my back/stump/hip.

Still waiting to see a specialist as it seems itís almost impossible to actually see a human being about medical conditions in these difficult times. Hey ho.


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