Re: Effexor XR, Risperdal & Trazodone - anyone else on this combo?
I was on Effexor RX 175mg X4 (2 morrning, 1 afternoon,1 night) and Trazodone 50mg-100mg at bedtime.
I have sever depression, its genetic, I used to self harm and I have periods of insomnia, usually i can sleep well with no aids for 2 months, then cant sleep or stay asleep for 5-7months, and thats when i use the Trazodone. It works for me most of the time. When i was first prescribed it my doctor told me it was made to be an anti-deprssion medication, but it wasnt that good of one, but it made people sleepy. If i dont have a full nights rest on Trazodone it feels like Chemicalls moving in my body (i had never thought to use that word to describe the feeling. I get really warm in my arms and legs, and i can almost feel my blood moving).
The effexor didnt really make me "happy" or change made the depression go away. It made me feel just "blah" constantly which i didnt like because i couldnt feel any emotions. So i stopped taking it, now that i have found away to control the urges to self harm by drawing. Sometimes i cry for no reason now and can get really depressed, but i can also feel happy now.
I see you live in Canada too, theres this Program that some Pharmacies are preforming. If you are on more than three different medications you can go in and make an appointment and a Pharmasist will talk to you about the drug interactions and such. I think i saw the poster in Zehers. So you could check there.
Last edited by Erin88; 11-05-2007 at 11:30 AM.