a little check list

let’s take a look at what i’ve got going on these days, shall we?

from http://www.labelmesane.com/effexor_withdrawal.html:

EFFEXOR Abrupt Discontinuation Side Effects May Include:
agitation (check), anxiety (check), confusion (uh wait huh? — check), irritability (CHECK), sensory disturbances (um… check?), electric shock sensations (ZAP! check!), dysphoric mood (total check), headache (not yet…), emotional lability (huh?), insomnia (check), hypomania (sure), tinnitus, seizures (oh boy! not yet!), impaired coordination (how would we know?), diarrhea (check!), dizziness (check!), nausea (check), nervousness (check), nightmares (like, 400% check), somnolence (check – goes great with the insomnia), tremor (just on the inside), vertigo (check) and vomiting (thank god, no).

EFFEXOR Withdrawal Symptoms May Include: (AND THESE ARE ALPHABETIZED YAY!)
aggression (argh, check), anxiety (check), balance issues (again, how would we know?), blurred vision (not so far), brain zaps (check!), concentration impairment (che… wait…), constipation (goes great with the diarrhea), crying spells (boohoo check), depersonalization (so THAT’S what we call it), diarrhea (yes), dizziness (yes). electric shock sensations (yep), fatigue (zzz), flatulence (fun for the whole family), flu-like symptoms (not so far), hallucinations (no… i hope…), hostility (, highly emotional, indigestion, irritability, impaired speech, insomnia, jumpy nerves, lack of coordination, lethargy, migraine headaches / increased headaches, nausea, nervousness, over-reacting to situations, paranoia, repetitive thoughts or songs, sensory & sleep disturbances, severe internal restlessness (akathasia), stomach cramps, tremors, tinnitus (ear ringing or buzzing), tingling sensations (oh those are starting now), troubling thoughts (please, tell me more), visual hallucinations / illusions (not yet, i think), vivid dreams (VERY), speech/visual changes (not that i can tell), worsened depression (now how would we know that when we’ve got all these other wonderful symptoms running around??)

okay, i can’t think. just be glad you’re not me today.  i’m even writing in pink, that’s how crazy things are.


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