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Old 09-03-2007, 05:35 PM   #1
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Slipping into major depression.

Is their a good medicine for this.
My Dr gave me lexapro but it is not strong enough.
I felt really weird & fatigued on it.
Im seriously feeling like im going mad.
I cant go to work,im ignoring my employer
when he calls.
I feel like i should be in an institution.
A panic attack kicked it off,and i havent been the same.
Would effexor75mg work.

Ive also been on Hormone Replacement Therapy for 5 months.

 
Old 09-04-2007, 05:01 AM   #2
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Re: Slipping into major depression.

If you have been taking the meds for enough time, like 5-6 weeks, and not feel any better, I would suggest you go back to your doctor and tell him about it. There are so many different meds out there. I am sure you will find the one that works for you. But you must have faith in yourself and patience. Medication DOES WORK.
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:12 AM   #3
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Re: Slipping into major depression.

Dkon, are you in therapy also?

 
Old 09-04-2007, 12:36 PM   #4
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Re: Slipping into major depression.

No im not in therapy.My primary Rx me effexor 75mg.
Im making an appointment to psychologist today.

I was on lexapro for only a few days but it wasnt touching my depression.
So i tried effexor 75mg my dr had gave me a long time ago.
I took one pill last night at it seems to be working slowly.
Does the anxiety usually go away first then the depression?

How long do you think it could take for the antidepressant effect
to kick in.
I hate knowing i have to take one of these but there is just no other
choice for my disabling problem.

 
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Re: Slipping into major depression.

I am so glad that you are going to a therapist! I can't tell you anything about meds but therapy is excellent for panic and depression. Is there anything specific that you want to talk about that has been distressing you?

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Old 09-06-2007, 08:26 PM   #6
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Re: Slipping into major depression.

No i meant im just going to see a psychiatrist in 2 weeks.

Ive been having GAD & panic with mild depression for a few years now.
But lately ive noticed my depression was becoming a little more pronounced
slowly but surely.And also my panic attacks becoming more lethal.
So about a week or so ago i had a huge panic attack for no reason really.
It was just after a long day at work.
So after my attack slowly went away i felt really depressed.
And ever since then ive been majorly depressed,major,major,major.
So i started Effexor 3 days ago and its a big difference.

Ive been taking it after dinner,im going to skip a dose tonight
and start it with breakfast tomorrow.

Is this ok to do so?

 
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Re: Slipping into major depression.

Dkon,

In order for you to get the full benefit of what the clinician has to offer, you must be ready for "full disclosure" of what is bothering you and how it is affecting your daily living.

Have you done this?

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Re: Slipping into major depression.

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So about a week or so ago i had a huge panic attack for no reason really.

So after my attack slowly went away i felt really depressed.
And ever since then ive been majorly depressed,major,major,major.
I don't think we do anything for "no reason". Self knowledge is imperative IMO to getting better. Do you think that you are more depressed because the anxiety seems so overwhelming?

 
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