This is Survivor Story number 7.
Total number of stories in current database is 77
” I was taking Effexor into about my second week when I tried to commit suicide.”
My name is Amanda and I was taking Effexor into about my second week when I tried to commit suicide.
I firmly believe that this drug played a huge part in my doing so. I would never even entertain that idea under any depression that I had been through. I was the type of person who could not understand how a person could inflict pain upon themselves.
I have been tried on every drug that you can just about think of. Now I am labeled bipolar and take Seroquel at bedtime, and Wellbutrin in the day. High doses I might add, but the point I want to stick too is the fact that Effexor changed my whole personality my whole outlook on life and I didnt even realize it. It was like I went crazy!
I believe that I have been used over and over as a guinea pig. I am 31 years old and I have been taking different meds since 1996. When tried on Effexor in 2001 I came very close to ending my life.