Hi Everyone! Sorry for the lack of posts recently; I have had to spend extra time on my schoolwork because of an inability to concentrate; more about that later.
In my last post, I told you that I was starting the every other day dosing of Effexor XR and I have. It hasn’t been as bad as previously when I went off of it all together which I am grateful for. It has been two weeks now and these are the symptoms I am having: 1. Inability to concentrate but not as severe, I just have to work a little harder at my schoolwork and take short frequent breaks. 2. The knee/joint pains that I experienced before are present but once again, not as severe. I am actually able to walk without my cane for short distances and not have pain in my knees, just a little discomfort. I have also started doing some very simple exercise to strengthen my knees and as long as I only do them 3 times a week, the discomfort is tolerable. 3. The emotional mood swings and crying are minimal compared to before. I do find I am teary eyed at times; the irritability has not been present this time.
Overall I am pleased with how things are going, and am eager to get off the medication. I don’t plan another decrease until I’ve been taking this dose for at least a month, that’s the plan right now anyway. Thanks for the prayers that have gone up on my behalf; I appreciate each and every one of them.
Til next time!