Posted by Zellie on December 1, 2003, at 9:06:06
In reply to Re: starting effexor... keep posting.. success/dosage? » lg, posted by sasha71 on December 1, 2003, at 7:58:09
I still feel empathy, sympathy, love, compassion... all the inner feelings, but I do not respond with tears anymore.
Perhaps because you were not moved to tears, it makes you think you are robotic. I find that I "feel" less than I used to, in one sense, but now I don't spiral into a deep, deep sadness any more, the way I used to, so I find myself actually able to help others more now, not less, even though I am not moved to actually cry.
So for me, it's been a good thing (I was way, way over-the-top emotional before).
> I'm on 225mg E-XR everyday. I've been on it for about 18 months. And it's only been probably the last 6 months that I've noticed a decrease in daytime sweating for activities such as teeth brushing and email typing. Nighttime sweating went away about about a year ago - so about after 6 months on the meds.
> The E. keeps my anxiety way down and my moods are very level. Sometimes I kind of feel like a robot - just going through the motions but not really being touched by anything. Even last night when my 9 year old was crying her eyes out over a nightmare about her father (he's been in Iraq sinch february) - I just couldn't seem to really respond to her in a way I knew she needed, but i just couldn't feel.
> That bothers me a lot - i do have a dr. appt. tomorrow morning and will mention it.