It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Depression Message Board

Medicine other than Effexor

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-07-2002, 12:22 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: PA
Posts: 101
BlueSkies HB User
Post Medicine other than Effexor

I was put on effexor about three months ago for depression. I waited it out, through all the side effects, because it supposedly takes a while to work. Well, I don't know if this is possibly, but it feels like my depression is actually WORSE. I do feel less anxiety and my temper is a little better, but then I have horrible nightmares where I am always angry at people, screaming at them with a deep feeling anger that I've never felt before. It's almost as if the effexor is just making me drive these feelings into my subconcious where they come out in constant nightmares. Also, I seem to care less about life than ever before. I never feel like doing anything and would probably sleep 20 hours a day if I could.

I am going to my doctor tonight, but was wondering if anyone else has had this experience. It seems to me that everyone else I've talked to has experienced great relief from effexor and I feel even more depressed to think I am imagining all this.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 10-07-2002, 06:27 PM   #2
Fuzzy Bear
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 233
Fuzzy Bear HB User

Hi BlueSkies,

I don't have the answer to your question, but I just want to welcome you to the board

As the others log on, you will get plenty of support

I like your username

Take care,

Old 10-07-2002, 06:53 PM   #3
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Tulsa OK USA
Posts: 403
bev52 HB User

Hello Blueskies,

So sorry to hear that you've had a rough year and on top of that, you're having a tough time with getting your meds straight. Most of us have been there.

Did your doc prescribe any other meds for you, aside from the Effexor?

Looking forward to hearing from you.


Old 10-07-2002, 09:26 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Jackson,Tn usa
Posts: 144
newdawn HB User
Red face

I know exactly what you mean about the side effects my stupid doctor put me on 37mg to 75mg of effexor XR after taking 100mg of zolft for two years I was very violent and anxious myself but I was also homocidal did you experience that??? I mean I tried to hurt my mom so I understand about temper....I hope that thing start to go better for you soon I had a few nightmares
myself but I am now back on my zoloft so I am doing much better you are in my prayers..

Old 10-08-2002, 06:45 AM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: PA
Posts: 101
BlueSkies HB User

Thanks for your support guys!! I didn't actually get violent, except for in my dreams I was always screaming at people with an anger I never felt.

The doctor gave me Lexapro last night, I have never heard of it so I guess I'll do some research this morning.

Has anyone else had any experience with it? At least it isn't the step up program like with Effexor. I just start out with 10 mg.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Looking for suggestions. Maybe add Abilify? Different type of medicine? doglover Depression 0 11-20-2009 09:24 PM
Best medicine for bipolar? court91 Bipolar Disorder 223 03-28-2009 02:08 AM
have you missed a medicine dosage? justlilme Depression 5 05-01-2007 07:47 AM
medicine storing temperatures dextar General Health 4 12-21-2006 11:05 AM
Can medicine stop working? hyundai Depression 5 07-10-2006 08:11 PM
atrial fib, how much medicine? tomsmo Heart Disorders 7 07-01-2005 08:20 AM
anxiety medicine dave888 Anxiety 8 02-10-2005 11:32 PM
FYI - Chinese Medicine and Assisted Reproductive Technology Minouche Infertility 2 05-16-2003 11:30 AM
maybe I need another medicine just for ocd west virginia girl Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 4 01-25-2003 08:40 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:32 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2017 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!