If on Effexor too long, can it have reverse effects?
I've been on Effexor for over a year now. I started it after having a complete hysterectomy (ovaries too) in April of 2007 and not being able to tolerate any hormone replacement therapy due to migraines. I have a very demanding job, child, etc., and was crumbling under the stress of it all with no hormone replacement. It did help for a while, but now I find myself in a new "spot". I currently could care less about anything except my son. This includes my house, job - and myself. I can't ever remember a time before when I truly didn't care enough to even shower. How disgusting is that? Over the last 2 years I've gained a horrible amount of weight, don't exercise any more and am barely maintaining my life. If it wasn't for my son, I wouldn't care if I lived or died. Believe me, I know this is not healthy or normal - especially for me. I'm one of those people who used to be a control freak with everything having to be in a certain place, the house clean and picked up, not to mention taking care of myself. I just don't care any more - about ANYTHING - except my son and I'm beginning to wonder if the Effexor is working too well, and making me not care at all. Is that possible? If so, what should I do?
Thanks to anyone taking the time to respond.