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Re: Effexor (Experiences??)? for Racer

Posted by Racer on August 16, 1999, at 1:36:53

In reply to Re: Effexor (Experiences??)? for Racer, posted by Susan on August 15, 1999, at 19:34:23

Yes. The Effexor XR was great for my anxiety, but the depression was not fixed. I was not constantly depressed, but I was very fragile, and could be knocked back on my butt by anything - even a bad hair day could send me over the edge. The Prozac was the first augmentation we tried, and it worked. The decision to start with Prozac was made because SSRIs had worked in the past, but with major side effects. The Effexor wasn't working on the depression, but it had almost no side effects. Since the SSRIs had only worked at very high doses, the thought was to augment the Effexor with a low dose of SSRI and see what happened. What happened is it worked. So, we never had to try another.

The cyproheptadine is prescription. It's an anti-histimine, though, so I can't imagine it being a problem to get.

I've never tried any mood stabilizers, largely because I have never shown any real signs of bipolar. I go one direction only. Just down.

Good luck to you.




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