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Re: Effexor XR... My psychiatrist is an idiot. ogopogo

Posted by partlycloudy on May 24, 2004, at 19:59:50

In reply to Effexor XR... My psychiatrist is an idiot., posted by ogopogo on May 23, 2004, at 23:44:38

i don't dis-count any of the side effects of effexor xr. They have been extremely uncomfortable, disruptive, and distressing. This is so much better than the depression I had been facing that I decided to stick with it.

Taking effexor has meant that I have been able to keep my job. I have been able to get out of bed, get showered and dressed, and appear in public. I can concentrate on something OTHER THAN the suffering I felt in my depression. It has relieved most of my anxiety. I am meticulous about this med since the repurcussions of taking my dose at the wrong time can mess me up for days.

This med has saved my life. I would never treat it lightly - and my doctor does not. We titrated ever-so-slowly up to my present dosage, monitored it every week, and have been tweaking it ever since. I get high blood pressure at too high a dosage, so we go down then up and in between. I'm sorry you have a doc with so little understanding of the profound effect this medication has.

Best of luck,
pc

 

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