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Re: back from the doctor's office - Effexor XR sid

Posted by janejj on December 20, 2001, at 12:27:53

In reply to back from the doctor's office - Effexor XR, posted by sid on December 20, 2001, at 12:07:25

Hi Sid,

Glad to hear that you're feeling better ! I guess posting here is a sign of anxiety! My boyfriend is contantly telling me off for being here. I'm glad to say though, that since I've been getting better i've visited less frequently, although it almost feels as though I'm addicted.

Good luck with the painting and drawing,

Take Care

Well, saw my doc after 3 weeks of Effexor XR 37.5mg.
> I did not know my dx, but now I do. Chronic depression (I went to see her for that) + anxiety. Hence, the Effexor XR, which is supposed to help both.
> Talked for a long time and she decided to keep me on 37.5mg for a second month, much to my surprise and to my contentment, I must say. There have been improvements, and I still have some side effects, so we are going slowly. She thinks I'll get more benefits at this low dosage in the next month.
> I'd been taking it with lunch to avoid wanting to sleep all afternoon and insomnia at night, but now I am going back to taking it in the morning, starting tomorrow.
> She also said that my reading postings and writing here is a sign of anxiety, that I should relax more about this process and do more social/pleasant things... find a hobby and not spend too much time on the web. I will still participate here, but she's right up to a point, I've been pretty stressed out with taking meds. So I'll try to monitor myself and read/write to Psycho-Babble less often. And I've been wanting to draw and paint again for the longest time, so that's what I'll do.
> I like this doc because she also believes in cognitive and behavioral therapy, along with meds and it coincides with my beliefs. And she is right: I have trouble trusting people, including her. I still think it's OK though, healthy, up to a point. I am often pushing it too far, being skeptical about people and things... need to relax.
> Anyway, I needed to share that for some reason. I am surprised to stay at 37.5 mg, but glad at the same time, for now. I will write and read some more, but not so often. That's a reasonable thing to try.




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