Posted by Jubilee on October 3, 2004, at 17:45:11
In reply to Re: Anyone had success on Effexor XR? YES! , posted by Shel on July 18, 2000, at 1:35:45
> I too have had problems with depression for the last 7 years. Crying for no reason, could not sleep, couldn't eat, feeling out of control of my life, turning mole hills into mountains.
> I first on Zoloft for about a year was just fine, then quit (thought I could handle life without "having to take drugs" and slowly went down hill over the next 6 months.
> Went back on and was on it for a couple more years, felt great and decided I was all better and went off of it and crashed again- this time in 3 months. Tried Zoloft again, this time-no relief. Then tried Wellbutrin for a month, felt a little better, but not like before. Then tried Efferox XR.
> Started slow and built up to 150mg per day. Wonder drug! I love it! Have been on it over a year. No side effects to speak of. During the last 9 months I have managed to survive a move from Indiana to Austria (no kanagroos here) for a 3 years ISP assignment with my husband's company. We had to sell our house, cars, leave family, friends, my job and our horse behind with less than a 2 month notice. Stranger in a strange land and they don't speak much English in these parts. Yes I have had to learn German. Sprechen sie Deutsch?
> I have survived! Have had some down days over the last 9 months that I attributed to more of loneliness and boredom and winter blahs than from depression. Summer's here and I am great!
> Work with your doctor for the right level- give it time to build up in your system- a month prehaps and you should see positive results as I have.
withdrawal;you can do
Its me, Jubilee just saying slow is the way to go . Almost died last time from a stroke going too fast. I posted on another thread a "You can do" and I dont know my way around here too good as I just joined. Had plenty in reserve as was always cutting back which gave me enough to go off slow. I save all I pour out and use a cap for a measurment now with all my extra. Went from 300 to a 75 am and a 37.5 PM in 2 months and a ways to go. Few side affects and also ended up with 60 prozacs witch I take for 5 days every time I drop a dose. Trying to drop every 3 weeks. Going to make it last long as possible. Going for 5 months. Take it easy and don't forget to pray.Jubilee