Yes, it is 12:30 here in Pensacola. I took an nap tonight and then played pool. When I went to sleep at 3 PM, I felt the effects of the Effexor withdrawal. Extremely cold hands and feet. headache, body pains, electric zapping in my head, and a pressurized head. I woke up at 5:15 and it took me a while to get fully awake. I went to play pool and when I cam home at 8 PM, I was starting to feel better. We had some scrambled eggs and toast at about 9 PM and that really picked me up.
More and more, I feel a little better everyday. It seems I have turned the corner on this Effexor withdrawal. Yes, I sill have times everyday when I feel terrible. But even the level of terrible is getting less. But, I am having increasing times of feeling better, maybe even good.
I have written before that I read a paper on the Internet from MAYO Clinic that stated the withdrawal from Effexor was worse than the withdrawal from Cocaine or Heroin! I never used any illegal drugs. But I did drink gallons of Bourbon and Beer and I can tell you I never felt this bad. But, it seems the "hangover" is subsiding. I remember times when I thought I was going to die. That was replaced by the feeling that I was NOT going to die!! Now I think I am going to live.