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Re: How Long does Effexor Take to Work? Feel suicial Mair

Posted by shelliR on March 31, 2002, at 12:58:24

In reply to Re: How Long does Effexor Take to Work? Feel suicial shelliR, posted by Mair on March 30, 2002, at 23:28:54

> Do you have any ideas about why the bupe-vicodin stopped working?<

probably I've become habituated like other opiates.
actually, I took all I had left (not very many) today, and I'm back to the land of the living. Not all the way back, but more relief than I've had in the last few days. (I was actually able to go out of my house this morning, and ate cereal--first food other than two pieces of toast in several days) Hopefully the buprenorphine I ordered with come either tomorrow or Tuesday.

> How long have you been trying lamictal? I thought it was supposed to kick in fairly quickly.>

Last time it took quite a while for the lamictal to kick in. I remember calling my pdoc and thinking it was so long I should give up. She told me to stay with it and it did finally kick in at 400mg. But that was in conjunction with nardil. That was after it working at 200mg first. So I'm willing to go up to 600mg (Ivan Goldbergs ceililng)

> Has effexor been suggested to augment everything else you are trying? I thought you also hadn't tried remeron. I know one person who had absolutely no success with anything else but remeron.<

From doing some reading, I just think that I have a better chance on effexor. I think if the lamictal doesn't kick it when I'm at 600mg (Ivan Goldberg's ceiling) then I'll be seriously looking into effexor or something else. I've never been successful on any ssri. But I think the bupe definately needs to be argumented; it's not supposed to carry the whole load.

Plus I think a lot of what I feel is horrible pressure in my chest and I'm going to a pain doctor in a few weeks (first app't available) to get a corisone shot in my chestt). And if I can get my records together AND IF I'm accepted by them, I'll go to a pain clinic, where I know they use narcotics if necessary. I'm also going to start estrogen. I wanted to wait until I had given the lamictal a full chance, but I think I probably should approach this from all angles.

Thanks for the suggestion of remeron.





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