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Depression board


As I have stated in one of your other threads, I have chronic depression. I am on Effexor XR 150 mg once a day and Pexeva 40mg once a day. The psychiatrist had to lower the dosage on my Effexor XR because I was having hot flashes and sweatng alot. On the lower dosage, I still get hot easily. However, it is tolerable. I had been taking Paxil CR. Then, I was changed to Pexeva because of some distribution problems to the pharmacies. Pexeva is more or less the same as regular Paxil. I don't like it as much as the Paxil CR. I guess I like the effect of the continued release. Before these medications, I was on Zoloft. Forget the exact dosage, but it was high. I was a zombie-not feeling good and not feeling bad-I was not feeling anything. This is when my regular MD referred me to a psychiatrist and I am glad that he did.

By the way, I just wanted to commend you for the questions you have been asking on this board. You are really doing your research. I think you need to give yourself a big pat on the back. You deserve it!! :D
Hi,
Lexapro/works wonders for the depression and mood swings, but took my sex drive away for 2 years, and I gained a ton of weight and couldn't cry.

I have taken about 11 different anti drugs over the years, including, celexa, prozac, wellbutrin, paxil, zoloft (terrible dreams), I really can't remember all of them, and yes the side effect were bad on all these drugs, so that is when I discovered Lexapro, even tho the side effects for me were yuk like no sex drive and extreem weight gain, the good effects were out of this world..but I am totally off lexapro, took me 2 months to wein off, but now, I don't know, its only been 3 weeks, and I CRY all the time, and my moods are rain one minute and fire the next. I am hoping these go away, I want to loose the 75lbs I gained on them and I enjoy crying sometimes...but not every day!!!