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Posted by corafree on January 27, 2005, at 1:38:59

In reply to RE: NEW THREAD - POSITIVE EFFEXOR EXPERIENCE, posted by eeyorena on January 25, 2005, at 21:43:25

You and others have educated me quite a bit. Know now; I've been on every type AD, but MAOIs.

I brought it up in therapy group tonight. The people that reacted said something about it being difficult to manage your diet. Not allowed to go on w/ personal concerns during DBT. Appt Fri w/ P-doc; will ask about MAOIs.

I was a loving and outgoing happy child, girl becoming a woman, living in a loving, happy family,.....until hit with rejection and thought I was dying from the pain in my chest. Guess thought all would love me when I left the nest. Hence, first med was Librium.

I began crying for no reason in early 20s; husband didn't like, wouldn't have a wife who needed to see a psych, so left me.

Took yrs (duh) to realize I had 'PMS', today would be 'labeled' PMDD. Started on ineffective Prozac, but effective Xanax. I even had a TAH-BSO to try rid of mental meltdown.

Then I was 'labeled' depression with anxiety. I always felt I was depressed because of the anxiety (cart before the horse deal), but who listened to me?

Years and years of ineffective trial ADs, most exacerbating anxiety. Same time losing people I loved, jobs, self. Same time suicide attempts.

Do have three great children; one of whom is my support, along with this site.

Now, I've found an AD that hinders my anxiety!!! The great Effexor-XR! It may be damaging me even further than this test rat can be damaged!

First Soma, now trazodone for sleep disorder which began about 15yrs back after being backhanded in bed for talking.

I do have breakthrough anxiety if miss Eff-XR dose or something, so am allowed a bit of Klonopin 1mg x3 day, and 1mg Xanax a day.

Now, wrinkles and gray hairs creeping up on me, all alone, and the 'label' reads Borderline.

I am in DBT, but it is more of a learning experience, rather than a support system.

No one in fam' of origin has any mental probs', nor do my children.

Would you think I have atypical depression?

Does anything come to mind reading my life synopsis?

Tks for any insight! cf





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