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Re: First Day - Again

Posted by TexasRVer on August 20, 2008, at 21:58:19

In reply to Re: First Day - Again, posted by KarenRB53 on August 19, 2008, at 8:16:03

> Hi:
> What happened when you took cough medicine? Do you have to stay off the Emsam patch for long because of the cough medicine. Do you mind my asking, were you on other antidepressants before you tried the patch? Also, did it help with anxiety?


For what happened with the cough medicine, see the thread that I started "MOAI reaction". It describes it---not fun. Because everything says not to use MOAI for 2 weeks after meds that can cause a reaction, I am waiting a few more days. It has been about 1 1/2 weeks.

Through the years, I have tried so many different things that I cannot even remember them all. The one that helped most was Effexor. I was on 375 mg/day and Ritalin (ADD). It helped, and after a couple of years, I gradually tapered off, and took nothing for quite a while. After the death of my, and 2 fur critters within 6 months and a dx of breast cancer, I was a 'basket case' and had to have something. I tried Effexor, and it made me VERY sick. I kept trying, because it had worked. Even 1/2 of a 37.5 tablet made me sick. So, of course, I gave up. I think the cancer did something because before, I was taking Xanex 1-2 mg/day. Now, if I cannot sleep I take 1/2 of a quarter mg tablet!!! In fact, a few days ago I broke the half tablet in half. That is all I needed. Don't know why I got so sensitive to stuff. Anyway---I am rambling---

My depression is certainly not as severe as it sounds like most of the members of this board. I knew even as a teen-ager, or before that something was wrong, but I did not know what. I don't think that they had a name for it way back then. I was in my 50's before the dx of ADD and dyslexia. Life sure would have been easier if we had known about them way back when!!

My sister, my son, and my grand-daughter area all bi-polar and ADD. I count my lucky stars that I am no where near as bad as they are!!!




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