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Gussy: fast effexor taper, The Darkness has faded, the light is back. Almost 3 years at 0.

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mod note:  Gussy's introduction topic:  Gussy: 9 weeks off effexor, wondering if it will ever end?

 

I never thought I would be asked to write a story of recovery in the group I think of as the premier withdrawal group. The knowledge you guys have here is just out of this world. I don't know if it can be rivaled anywhere. When Alto asked me to write a story of recovery here one day I felt honoured and obligated to write something. I hope someone can gain something from this.

  It was at the start of 2017 after a failing journey i requested a blood test. The result of this showed me i could no longer trust what drs and specialists were telling me about the harmless effects of effexor and i knew i had to be off it. So before i joined here i did some research and decided on a taper slower than most drs but much faster than the 10% or less method. I really thought the real life experiences i was reading were people looking for sympathy and thought i.d be fine. Wow, how wrong i was!!! I realise a mod has to approve this so i want to tell you that i can.t write this story in one sitting. It.ll prob take many to do it with many edits along the way. I will add to it soon and then add to it again. I.ll submit this for now but save it on my phone too just incase you can.t approve it. Know that this can be done though. Gus.

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Oh drats, i.ve come back to add some more but can.t find an edit icon, any ideas?

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manymoretodays

Hi Gussy, @Gussy

And congratulations and thank you for writing this.

For members, the edit time is only one hour after a post.

17 hours ago, Gussy said:

Oh drats, i.ve come back to add some more but can.t find an edit icon, any ideas?

 

a couple of  options, for your consideration:

1. write all that you wish to, on paper, or on a document that you could then copy and share right here.

2.  just add some more right here, on this page, when you have some time to put it all together.

Just hit the reply button after this post, to add to your first post. (I can always get rid of my post here later too, so it flows nicely)

 

I think option 2 might work out just fine.

 

You could: go with this for a general guideline:

And take a look at some of the other success stories in this forum, if you'd like.

 

I can't wait to read more.

 

Congratulations again!  And thank you so much for sharing here.

 

L, P, H, and G,

mod mmt

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11 hours ago, manymoretodays said:

Hi Gussy, @Gussy

And congratulations and thank you for writing this.

For members, the edit time is only one hour after a post.

 

a couple of  options, for your consideration:

1. write all that you wish to, on paper, or on a document that you could then copy and share right here.

2.  just add some more right here, on this page, when you have some time to put it all together.

Just hit the reply button after this post, to add to your first post. (I can always get rid of my post here later too, so it flows nicely)

 

I think option 2 might work out just fine.

 

You could: go with this for a general guideline:

And take a look at some of the other success stories in this forum, if you'd like.

 

I can't wait to read more.

 

Congratulations again!  And thank you so much for sharing here.

 

L, P, H, and G,

mod mmt

Thanks for your reply manymoredays. Up until recently i was editing posts i.d make here all the time so i could add more details not realising it had a 1hr limit. Now i.ve started i must finish it so i.ll work something out. Are you guys able to edit members comments? Gus.

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Rozon1

Hey gussy! I’m 2 1/2 months off Effexor. My anxiety is terrible but has improved. I can’t sleep however. And I have constipation. Did you experience any of these during your withdrawl? How long did it last?

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On 2/15/2020 at 3:32 AM, Gussy said:

Thanks for your reply manymoredays. Up until recently i was editing posts i.d make here all the time so i could add more details not realising it had a 1hr limit. Now i.ve started i must finish it so i.ll work something out. Are you guys able to edit members comments? Gus.

 

Yes, we could, as moderators edit members comments.  We don't though, or at least would never, without notifying the member first.  I mean certain posts might get hidden(but they are still here), or warnings issued if there is a direct violation of site rules.  See: Rules and Guidelines, the first post there pretty much covers that.  Or if a posting might be offensive, or we make the call, that it is not good for the community as a whole. 

I will sometimes, change the font or spacing, in a members post, just for readability.  Or bold something.  And leave a note in the edit box, as to what I did.

 

Free speech and all, is encouraged, within certain guidelines.  We tend, here, at survivingantidepressants.org, to be fairly vigorous, in terms of requiring a basis for opinion.  Meaning that, it is nice if opinions are referenced a bit, if possible, and even that references are given a critical analysis.

 

When it comes to your own stuff and what helped, and even what did not..........we do want you to tell all, if you wish.  It can be very helpful for others really struggling right now.

 

And......If you are asking in regards to your postings, and find that after posting, and after your own editing time is up........that you want us to edit something, then PM one of us, and we could do so.

Try not to make a habit of it though, you could always re-post, quoting your own post, and then add below what you wish to clarify or something to that effect.

Here is another little trick too:  if you are posting and get interrupted, and have to sign off or log out.  When you come back, sometimes, if you just hit the reply box where you had posted.......your post will still be there, intact, to keep working on.  It's not the best method, and IS most likely, time limited too, but.....well, there is that.  B)

 

We tend to run a bit short handed, as it is, and need to focus on the introductions, and giving guidance there, primarily.  This is a busy site sometimes.  And we all just try to do our best, with the time we have, as well, to devote here.

 

Our members matter!  A lot.

 

Congratulations again Gussy!  @Gussy  And thank you again, for participating and all!

L, P, H, and G,

mmt

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5 hours ago, manymoretodays said:

 

Yes, we could, as moderators edit members comments.  We don't though, or at least would never, without notifying the member first.  I mean certain posts might get hidden(but they are still here), or warnings issued if there is a direct violation of site rules.  See: Rules and Guidelines, the first post there pretty much covers that.  Or if a posting might be offensive, or we make the call, that it is not good for the community as a whole. 

I will sometimes, change the font or spacing, in a members post, just for readability.  Or bold something.  And leave a note in the edit box, as to what I did.

 

Free speech and all, is encouraged, within certain guidelines.  We tend, here, at survivingantidepressants.org, to be fairly vigorous, in terms of requiring a basis for opinion.  Meaning that, it is nice if opinions are referenced a bit, if possible, and even that references are given a critical analysis.

 

When it comes to your own stuff and what helped, and even what did not..........we do want you to tell all, if you wish.  It can be very helpful for others really struggling right now.

 

And......If you are asking in regards to your postings, and find that after posting, and after your own editing time is up........that you want us to edit something, then PM one of us, and we could do so.

Try not to make a habit of it though, you could always re-post, quoting your own post, and then add below what you wish to clarify or something to that effect.

Here is another little trick too:  if you are posting and get interrupted, and have to sign off or log out.  When you come back, sometimes, if you just hit the reply box where you had posted.......your post will still be there, intact, to keep working on.  It's not the best method, and IS most likely, time limited too, but.....well, there is that.  B)

 

We tend to run a bit short handed, as it is, and need to focus on the introductions, and giving guidance there, primarily.  This is a busy site sometimes.  And we all just try to do our best, with the time we have, as well, to devote here.

 

Our members matter!  A lot.

 

Congratulations again Gussy!  @Gussy  And thank you again, for participating and all!

L, P, H, and G,

mmt

Thanks again for your reply, I understand exactly what you mean. I'm mod in a Facebook effexor group and find it hard to find the time to respond to people as much as ID like with things that are happening in my life. So I get where you're coming from. No worries, I don't plan on breaking any rules or anything I was just asking about maybe being able to clean up my first comment in my recovery post but that's no problem I'll just keep going on from that.

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Rozon1

hey @Gussy I posted above earlier, forgot to tag you. I apologize! Could you answer the above questions? ❤️

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