That's my point, Petunia. We don't know the risks. We, well I, need to be more aware. This has shaken me to my core.
I am successfully off of effexor/venlafaxine. 8 days, now. No problem. I was on the minimum dose, 37.5. I appreciate your previous warning because it did make me aware of possibilities. Gyro J Screwloose told me to just stop cold turkey. I was ready with pill in hand for 3 days waiting for withdrawal symptoms. My heart palpatations lessened each day!
I am going to slowly reduce Lyrica, but eventually I have to go back to screwloose to get lower dose. I have some 100's so I just started using a 100 at night in place of a 150. Still 150 in the morning. I'm so tired of this numb and high feeling. DRibose isn't cheap, but I want to give it a try.
You know what really erks me? Always having a computer between me and my doc. I'm going to tell him that too. I understand it's how they chart now, but holy cow, this is ridiculous. Insurance companies rule the world, don't they?
Oh well, such is life. Such is fm/cfs. Thanks Petunia. Cheers!