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Old 06-19-2007, 04:36 PM   #1
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Moving on to the next drug?

I don't think I'm tolerating the Effexor too well. Right now I'm taking three 37.5 mg capsules around 11:00 (when I have breakfast). Late afternoon, early evening I get so anxious I can't stand it. I feel kind of agitated and no matter how many times I meditate or do deep breathing it won't go away. And it makes no difference what's going on with me. It happens even when I'm feeling relatively good that day, or I whether or not I have plans. The only thing that makes it stop is the clonazepam which I'm basically taking every day now. I have an appointment with my psychiatrist tomorrow and I'm going to tell her.

Oh, and I have to go to the bathroom constantly. Don't know if that's related.

Looks like I may be moving on to antidepressant #14, or the 5th new one since just before Christmas. How discouraging.

 
Old 06-19-2007, 04:46 PM   #2
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Re: Moving on to the next drug?

Hi:

You are still at a pretty low dose for Effexor. I am wondering if they are working but just wearing off too quickly. I know right now my brain is swimming and I have to refocus constantly so I am hoping the med just needs to be increased.

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Old 06-21-2007, 04:24 PM   #3
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Re: Moving on to the next drug?

Well, you were right. Not only did she not take me off Effexor, she increased it to 150. She said it hadn't been long enough to see if it would work. She also said that she noticed a difference in me and maybe it is already starting to work.

Here's hoping. Yesterday was my 39th birthday. I'm really hoping I feel better on my 40th!

C

 
Old 06-21-2007, 04:29 PM   #4
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Re: Moving on to the next drug?

I am right every once in a while. Effexor is like a real strong cup of coffee it definately gets your heart and blood going

Happy Birthday

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Old 06-21-2007, 06:05 PM   #5
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Re: Moving on to the next drug?

Thank you.

 
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