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Re: New Here: Feel like a walking pharmacy... sundown73

Posted by sunnydays on July 5, 2008, at 22:36:23

In reply to New Here: Feel like a walking pharmacy..., posted by sundown73 on July 5, 2008, at 21:25:33

Welcome to Babble!

I wonder why your docs are switching meds so quickly. A lot of antidepressants can take 8-12 weeks to take effect, so I wonder why they didn't have you stick it out longer. I don't know about the other drugs, but Effexor XR has worked pretty well for me for anxiety AND depression. It did take me two FULL months for the drug to start working, however. You just have to stick it out until then. If you feel depressed and out of it, wait a week or two and see if it goes away, then talk to your doc. If the depression gets worse, however, you need to talk to someone as soon as possible to make sure you are safe.

Also, are you in therapy? Research has shown that a combination of medication and therapy works better than either alone in the treatment of things like anxiety. That might give you some real life support around the side effects you may be experiencing, as well. I know it has been tremendously beneficial for me.





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