Quote from Twinlynn:Kelleigh -
I don't know just what you take and how much and for how long....but I've taken antidepressants for many years and know that you are never supposed to come off them all at once. I, personally, have never had such a severe reaction from one dosage missed (I think I've only forgotten them once--and only for about 12 hrs!)--but there is a warning that comes with most of the antidepressants I know of. How long did it take for you to recover after you remembered and took your pill? These antidepressants are not opiates....but some of the newer ones react differently from the older brands...and I've been on the same older ones for years now.
That sounds like an awfully severe reaction--and such an instantaneous one! You might want to ask your doctor if it seems plausible for one missed dose to affect you like that. Sure hope you're feeling better! That must have really frightened you. Take care. :-) Lynn
lynn ive been taking effexor for about a year and i was on 150 mgs im down to 75mgs every other day and swithching to lexapro in the process it really did frighten me i thought missing a methadone was bad this was like my worst nightmare thanks for replying i think the effexor was the culprit but just wanted to know if i was going crazy it took like 1 1/2 hours to recover after i took it thanks again kelleigh