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Re: Thanks for the help

Posted by Paul on August 14, 1999, at 22:56:15

In reply to Agreeing with Racer here, posted by janey girl on August 14, 1999, at 20:14:24

> Paul,
> When I saw all of the meds you were on, it scared
> me. Of course, I don't know what your diagnosis is,
> but your body isn't going to be able to handle all
> of that stuff for long without you paying the price
> in some way.
> I'm glad to see you have an appt. to see another
> doc. ~whew!~ I'm also surprised the Effexor hasn't
> either kicked up your appetite, or slowed your
> metabolism. It put 60 lbs. on me over a three-year
> period -- exactly what I DIDN'T need.
> Good luck and wishes your way.

Thanks for all the info. and support. From all the info. I received, I fully expected to be wired as hell from the Effexor, and expected it to even lessen my appetite. I've been taking it in the morning, and pretty much sleeping 16 hours after. This is on only 37.5 mg., which I'm sure is kicked up somewhat by the Prozac. Nobody seems to know how much, if at all. I know that the Prozac enhances the fatigue from the Klonopin, but can't seem to find anyone who knows whether Zoloft or Effexor do as well. It seems like they have fewer drug-drug interaction. I've also got a huge family history of hypothyroidism, but my current endocrinologist goes strictly by lab results, which have proven to be innaccurate. I agree with your advice, just wish I had more knowledge to go on. It seems like I spend 40 hrs. a week doing psych. research. That's definitely 40 hrs. more than my current doc.

If you don't mind, how about sharing your experience when starting Effexor(dosage which worked, side effects and their length, best time of day to take it, etc.)

Thanks again for the support and information. Paul




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