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Oooh, you guys are pretty harsh!

Actually, my doctor told me he was going to prescribe Effexor instead of Paxil because Paxil could have some nasty withdrawal symptoms and Effexor did not. Obviously he had not done his research.

Also, maybe I didn't make my point earlier- the drug companies argue the antidepressants they are making are not "habit forming". If you stop taking the medication under a doctor's supervision, which I did, and for several days afterward you are unable to function well enough to perform your daily activities because of the dizziness, nausea, brain shivers, etc. it can cause you to "need" the drug because you know all you have to do is take 1 pill and the symptoms will be gone. That sounds habit forming to me... I know this does not happen to everyone and some people do really well with it, but if it even happens to 1% of people who take it, it still needs to be considered. Especially ones who do not take the time to find out all the necessary information.

By the way, I also have a thyroid condition, and it says people with thyroid conditions should not take Effexor. My professional doctor prescribed it anyway and my professional pharmacist who knows I take thyroid medication gave it to me!

[This message has been edited by kebl303 (edited 10-11-2003).]