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Re: M.Lee thaks for info, I have a few more questions lam

Posted by M. Lee on January 13, 2003, at 21:59:17

In reply to M.Lee thaks for info, I have a few more questions, posted by lam on January 13, 2003, at 17:28:15

> I was considering going off Effexor because I thought my PD told me I was taking the highest dose of Effexor.
> But if I am able to try a higher dose I would rather do that first before moving on to find a new med.
> How did you get to 300? And how long have you taken 300?
> I hope you don't mind my asking.

I went in to see the nurse prescriber on Dec. 18. She was a bit reluctant to go over 225, until I told her that I had already been on 300 once before with no side effects. She did have to consult with one of the doctors and have them "sign-off on it" before writing the 'scrip.

I've had chronic depression for a number of years, but recently it got much worse. A few months ago I was badly injured in a fall. Several weeks after the accident I started to show signs of post traumatic stress.

The other time that I was at 300 was about two years ago. My doctor (at the time) had a bit of a reputation for prescribing "aggressively." Which was not a bad thing for me. I had not showed much improvement at the lower dosage. I was in bad situation with work, and as it got worse - so did the depression. Going to the higher dose of Effexor helped a lot, but in retrospect, I just really needed to get out of the workplace that was causing the stress.

I'm not sure how long you've been on anti-depressants... When I first started taking medication it took a while for me to notice the postive effect that it was having. For the first few months my friends noticed a difference, even though I didn't feel it yet. It's frustrating when you don't feel the progress.

Try explaining your concerns the next time you visit with the PD. Ask about the options. Maybe adding a small amount of another med would help. Maybe there is something else to try.

I don't mind the questions at all. I hope it helps. Let me know how you make out.




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