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Mood Swings

Posted by Shirley on November 12, 1998, at 20:48:28

I've had some success with Effexor XR, and recently increased the dose to 225mg in order to try (in vain?) to feel more like a regular person. I have read a lot of the literature out there on depression and psychomeds, and I'm disappointed that I have not yet experienced the NEW, IMPROVED version of myself. I haven't any idea where Peter Kramer gets the idea that his clients are being miraculously cured of all that ails them-and more-all without overwhelming side effects. This is not what I have experienced with either Zoloft, Buspar, Trazodone, or even the Effexor (although it has at least had some positive effect).

What is really unnerving to me are my mood swings. One day I'm "up"--and applying for a new job within the University that I work at, and then by that night I'm wishing I would please just die in my sleep. I go back in forth, and when I feel relatively fine, I always wonder what the fuss was all about. Then I feel like hell again. If buspar was supposed to help the anxiety, it's not. I think I've been taking it for maybe 5 weeks, so I may just give up on it.

I'm wishing this would stop. I'm afraid I'll have some kind of anxiety attack during the job interview, and then I won't even have the job I hold now.

Anybody else have this experience with depression &/or meds?





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