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Re: My story of Effexor

Posted by Shanti on May 5, 2002, at 8:33:17

In reply to Re: My story of Effexor, posted by ST on May 5, 2002, at 4:37:12

sarah thanks for sharing!!

i am now on 150mg of effexor (started at 75 then 101.5 now 150mg) because i still have my feelings of sadness, desperation too (i only get this way prior and during my period?? - i emailed dr. bob and asked about studies regarding periods and depression but to no avail yet (i think there is a connection somehow and not just PMS!!) when i went off paxil i felt "surreal" for about 2 weeks which was hard to do and work and raise a family. that is when i wnet on to effexor - again same results - i do not have a pdoc yet (takes along time here in windsor, canada) but i will be patient!! i am going to ask my family doc about wellbutrin "the happy pill" because i wonder if i need some of the drugs in that med to compliment my effexor? it is hard for my doc because he is a family dr but we try together and he writes out my expereiences, etc.

as for crying - i am 34.5years old up until i was 33 i only "laughed" when nervous, upset, now i cry wells and love it!! you should see me at church on sundays (but it feels so good!!)

i think you should stay at the min. dosage you are on and search for another med. that may compliment this (what does your pdoc say? has he given you a diagnosis yet? i beleive i am bi-polar - i "fit" all the "symptoms" !!!

your job, my daughter's godmother is a massage therapist - i call her my angel!! i go once a month for my massage and thank god that there are people like yourself out there who offer this service!!

there is a group of us that met here on the "pboard" we have since moved to emailing each other to help "lift one antoher when feeling low" if you would like to join us, i welcome you on behalf of the ladies - just post back and i will give you my email address!

as for your feelings, if i may offer some advice that i use and i have since shared with the others - DO YOUR MENTAL WORK - the pills only help the part of the brain that needs help but it doesn't take away feelings, etc, those are the things you need to work on to become better - it is a long road, very rewarding, sometimes it sucks (when feeling low - but that is why we have our group now!) and it is something you will need to do for the better part of your life, but that is ok, becasue it means you are always "in touch" with the most important thing of all, YOU!!

hope to hear from you!





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