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09 Dec 2004

Hi Doc,

Been slowly weaned off my meds (effexor) recently & have been off them for 3 days now. Also been on stillnox but stopped them about a month ago. My doc & I decided I was ready to be off meds so thats why. The problem is I have these constant, don't even know what to call them, but they are best described as tiny explosions, tiny bubbles that I'm getting for about 2 days. Can't get hold of my doc as he is already on leave. These explosions, or whatever they might be, either feel like they might be coming from my blood vessels. or more often, from my neck & head area.
They are worse when I make sudden movements, & sometimes, not very often they seem to affect my vision. A bit scared to drive because I'm scared of turning my neck too much. It also makes me feel like I am moving as if I'm a break-dancer, or jerky. Now & then a bit of a dizzy spell. It is nothing anyone else can notice. These things are making me very irritable & very worried.
Is this because of going off the meds or is it something that I need to have checked up? Can't describe it better than that & scared of not making sense to my GP.

Please help.
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01 Jan 0001

Gosh, why do doctors keep going on leave without locums ? Check with his office who he has named to take calls for him if probem arise while he's away. The symptoms you describe are unusual, and don't sound like what I've heard of from simple Effexor withdrawal. And after a month, Stilnox ought not to be relevant here. It might be best to see your GP for a general checkup to be sure there is no other physical problem, especially if these unpleasant symptoms endure.
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