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I hope someone else besides me listens to Skinny Puppy.


I got here by way of the PSSD forum. I know there are some folks who report such a condition here and wanted another avenue of support. Also grappling brain fog.


Was one a variety of medication from 2010 to 2012 (Prozac, Concerta, Wellburtrin) before I was put on Effexor, of which I took 150 mg, give or take, for six years. After being tapered off way too quickly, my life has gone down the tubes. I'd really like to share my experiences and read others' struggles and victories in kind. Thank you for reading and may there be blessings and good fortune in your future.

Last two years have mostly been 150 milligrammes of Venlafaxine HCL ER. Was improperly tapered from 150 milligrammes to 75 milligrammes to 37.5 milligrammes in the span of two months. Stepped back up to 37.5 milligrammes for a week, then 75 milligrammes until 150 milligrammes once more. Was also prescribed Trazodone for sleep aid. Went cold turkey off both and have been drug-free since September.

Since 2010 I've been on fluoxetine, concerta, Wellbutrin and Venlafaxine HCL ER at varying doses, one at a time and never together.

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Hi MFF and welcome to SA,


I was wondering about your member name and then your comment about Skinny Puppy, so thanks to google I am now enlightened!


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