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Re: Effexor and Dysthymia.

Posted by craig getty on September 27, 2004, at 20:28:01

In reply to Effexor and Dysthymia., posted by Spiff on September 26, 2004, at 10:12:55


I have been on Effexor for dysthymia during two different periods in the last 4 years - drugs tend to poop out on me so I switch around a lot. Anyway, both times I added the Effexor to the Wellbutrin that I was already taking.

The first time it worked quite well for several months - though I did experience the side effects you speak of, and even sleeping pills wouldn't help the waking up at 3:30 a.m. and the compromised quality of sleep.

The second time was just recently and (having come full circle) I added it to Wellbutrin which started losing it's efficiency. This time adding the Effexor didn't help as much and I had the same side effects. The dehydration was very annoying and found it impossible to drink the occassional beer or few, which I can with Wellbutrin.

So now, my current anti-dysthymia cocktail is Wellbutrin, Adderall (for energy, motivation, and focus), and occassionally a dash of Klonopin.

> Looking for any comments regarding the use of Effexor with a diagnosis of dysthymia. I started on the 75 mg. dosage three weeks ago. I have experienced some jitteryness, waking up early from a nights sleep, mild dehydration (I drink more water now), strange (but not necessarily bad) dreams and mid-day tiredness. Since it is hard to nap at work I found that a 20 minute walk helps clear the fatigue. I am taking this along with counceling and walking as an exercize routine. Moods swing mildly from "the clouds are lifting" to "its another down day". On the up side I think I am able to stick to projects with more focus.





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