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Re: Mmick, I think you are on the right track!

Re: Mmick, I think you are on the right track!

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Posted by PS, info on home test on August 11, 2000 at 18:14:32:

In Reply to: Mmick, I think you are on the right track! posted by Tina on August 11, 2000 at 17:21:21:

: : Tina,

: : I thinks it's both alcohol AND combination with effexor (my guess). I can get myself dizzy by smoking alone, or by having as little as 1 beer.

: Hi Mick,

: You're most likely right! It would be great if you could stay away from both until you are completely weened from the effexor and Paxil. I've read up a little bit on the effexor and it can be a hard job to get weened off it! My sympathies go with you!
: Have you seen the very long thread on effexor on If not, they may be able to provide you with help in dealing with it. BTW, didn't you say that they switched you to something called Remoron (or something like that) what is it?

: All the very best of luck to you, Tina

Hi again Mick,

Just remembered finding this a few days ago and I think that it was in regards to the "home test" I had heard about earlier this year. It's a cheap "go-no go" type of test that's only good to dx either extream of hyper or hypo. It does not give the TSH level, boo-hiss!

Sorry, Tina

: :
: : : Tina,

: : : Thnks for the reply! I know that alcohol stays in your system for a while, but I think it's something else. I get the dizziness even when I don't have the beer...

: : : I'm guessing this is not a symptom of hypothyrodism from your reply. Smoking also constricts blood flow...I didn't have the dizziness before I started smoking, so I'm suspecting that. Do you really think it's the moderate drinking? I've always heard not to drink at all while taking anti-depressants. I've tried both and my experience is it's not a big deal for me, but that's just me.

: : : : : Hello,

: : : : : Occasionally when I get up from sitting down, I am dizzy and almost faint. There's some shaking and "muscle failure" as well.

: : : : : I haven't fainted yet though, and keep forgetting to mention this as a symptom.

: : : : : Any experiences? I'm taking 10 mg paxil, 75 mg effexor -- I thought a month ago this was due to the dosages of these.

: : : : : Concerned, I got a checkup and got a TSH result of 5.77. Now taking synthroid, .O5.

: : : :
: : : : Hi Mick,

: : : : I really hate to say this but if you are still having a couple of drinks while you are on the antidepressants that could be causing your dizzyness.
: : : : Please don't hate me for having to say it, but it's true..they do not mix. Sorry, Tina

: : : :
: : : : : Still get the dizziness occasionally.

: : : : : Thanks,
: : : : : M

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