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Re: Please keep us posted annlanka :-) annlanka

Posted by Krissy P on March 26, 2003, at 20:45:13

In reply to Re: Please keep us posted annlanka :-), posted by annlanka on March 26, 2003, at 20:27:44

Hi there:-)
EffexorXR has always worked for me, but this time around, I'm really not sure. The depression has lifted, but when I have down days like today, I just keep on keepin on. Something happned recently that got me a little down today.
I, too, am living with my family at the moment and I haven't for a long time. I am grateful that I have a place to live, however, sometimes I get depressed about 3 adults living in the same house-but more so I feel like a loser because I don't own my own house. I fight everyday to think positive and sustain my hope.
I am a senior in college and hope to start a career so I can own a house someday and be financiually independent, which I am pretty much right now but........
Anyway, I hope the Effexor works for you, give it time, and work with your doc. I personally like Effexor XR especially, because XR treats GAD and I feel like I'm covered so to speak.
I was diagnosed with major depression in 1995 after a break up with nmy fiance and some problems wiht my dad and brother that were affecting me bad. I was diagnosed in 1997 with rapid cycling, and with BP II in Nov 1999.
I think I have a mild case of all 3-I cycle more than anything though.
I'm not sure what Lexapro could do for me unless I try it. I see my doc Friday and am going to ask her.
Keep me posted on how you are feeling. I can relate to you-especially the part about used to have really good self esteem, I played sports, good student, but for the past 10 years this has slowly been ripped from under me and I have lost all my drives too it seems.
All the best, Kristen :-)
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hi everyone-
Ok, kristen, this is my deal. I have been formally diagnosed with depression for about a year now but have suffered from intense mood swings since i was a teenager. I am 24 now and just this summer i started to get very lethargic and apathetic, also very paranoid, like people were looking down on me and thinking negative thoughts about me. I used to have really good self esteem, i played sports, good student, but for the past year this has slowly been ripped from under me and i have lost all my drives and am now living at home with my fam for awhile. Started out on lexapro 10 mg. Worked the first week, then cascaded and never came back up. went to 20 mg and have been even more exhausted since then. A saw a new doc today and she prescribed me effexor (a starters pack) and lowered lexapro down to 10 mg. She told me that when people take too much of a drug it can make them tired. She said i may want to stay on lexapro while on effexor or just totally go on effexor. I am going to slowly increase my dosage of effexor over the next 4 weeks so i will let you know how that goes.
What is your diagnoses? How do you think lexapro could help you? I know when lexapro was working for me, i felt great! but it lasted like 1-2 weeks, so i dont know if it was "all in my head " so to speak (no pun intended) or actually the med working itself.
I will keep you posted on how i feel, and hopefully you can get a sense of whether this could help you too.
take care
anne


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