In October, 2006 I went on this drug called Effexor to help stabalise my moods while dealing with the rigours of a post-graduate journalism program.
I’d been on the drug in years past to help cope with depression or moodswings. I’d go off the drug only when my medical insurance ran out.
The drug makes me feel like crap. It numbs my moods and has killed any sex drive I might have had. Worst of all, it’s caused significant weight gain. When I started the drug back in 2006 I weiged approximately 162 lbs and now I weigh 200lbs. I haven’t changed my eating habits, in fact I probably eat less and exercise more than before.
Yesterday I took my last pill and now I’m getting ready for the terrible effects of withdrawl. The dizzyness, vomiting, heart palpataions and brain freezes are on their way, but I’m determined to win this battle and become Effexor free.