*enter the fanfare and trumpets, a few elephants, some tigers, a peacock and a chinchilla (just cuz they're cute!)*
Dr. L was über-thrilled at my progress, as was I, and I start a 5 week weaning process on the morrow! I'm nervous about not having the medicinal support, but at the same time pretty proud that I've managed to start beating the noonday demon. Will I be able to handle my own emotions without the medication? Have my emotional muscles gone lax with inactivity? I guess we'll see...but I'm feeling pretty strong about it at this point. I will go see the counseling therapist as often as I feel like I need to, but I will only have to go to Dr. L periodically for any meds I may need. My goal is to be off the Effexor all together by the end of the year if I can and as I said, I'm feeling pretty confident right now.