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Skysmommy
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   Posted 11/8/2008 12:07 AM (GMT -7)   
hi every one,
my name is shell I have been dealing with a&p ,and depression for 5 yeaars my dr put me on effexor xr I have not had my med in 5 days im doing ok so far all I got is headaches and tenderness at my temples my anxety has kicked in some I can tell im scared of noises and im scared that when I do take my effexor something bad is going to haooppen to me has anyone ever felt this way befor?
effexor XR 37.5mg
synthroid 125mg


djdaz_1985
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   Posted 11/8/2008 6:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there SkysMommy,

Did you take yourself of the meds or did the doctor take you off them? If you have done it yourself have you done it in a controlled manner? If the effexor was a partial treatment for the anxiety and the anxiety is returning now you are not taking the meds, I would suggest that maybe you still need them. You can get withdrawl side-effects from meds when you come off them (And effexor is pretty well known for it) but they are only temporary (And that might be what the Headaches are)

Darren
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stkitt
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   Posted 11/8/2008 8:59 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning Skysmommy,

I think you received great advice from Darren.

Having your Doctor monitor you weaning off certain medications is for your best.  I am sorry the anxiety is rising but please check in with your Doc.

Bless you

Kitt



 

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Post Edited (stkitt) : 11/9/2008 7:25:40 AM (GMT-7)


getting by
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   Posted 11/8/2008 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   
With having these side effects with going off of the medication, taking an effexor will probably make you feel better. But I am curious to know why you went off of them. Please tell us a little more about your situation.

Thanks,

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Skysmommy
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   Posted 11/8/2008 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I can't say why I went off its against the rules to talk about I never felt like doing it when I was on lexapro for 4 yrs. and im not going to be on a med I think had something to do with me wanting to hurt myself in any way I have 3 babies to think of they need me more then anything just as I need them..I have been trying to get ahold of my doctor I call every day but she never calls me back I would like to try self help therpory in stead of meds for a while
effexor XR 37.5mg
synthroid 125mg


getting by
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   Posted 11/8/2008 7:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I think that it is wonderful Shell that you want to try self help therapy. There are a lot of wonderful books out there to read. One is "Healing The Child Within" by Charles L. Whitfield, M.D. And another one is "Feeling Good" By David D. Burns. Both are wonderful books. Also there is a site that Kitt has mentioned. I can't find the address, but I bet if you typed in moodgym, that you could find it. Also when she reads this I am sure that she will type it out for you.

Are you seeing a counselor at the moment? The extra support really helps. I can understand why you would want to change medications. And it is wonderful that you have three beautiful little ones to love. And to love you back.

Best wishes to you, Keep posting, as we are here for you.

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djdaz_1985
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   Posted 11/9/2008 6:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi SkysMommy,

I think its great that you have the drive and motivation to try and use self-help because IMO its one of the best techniques out there since you are the expert on how you feel.

This is a website Kitt posts regularly:

http://moodgym.anu.edu.au/welcome .

(You might have to copy and paste it as I dont seem to be able to make the link active! lol) Its a fantastic website and it is a self-help programme which I have followed and it has done wonders for me. Keep trying to get hold of the doctor though... its important that they know where you are in your treatment

Darren

Edited to add:

There is also:

http://ecouch.anu.edu.au/new_users/welcome01

Which is run by the same people but slightly different.
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stkitt
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   Posted 11/9/2008 7:34 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning,

I understand exactly what you mean and you do need to get off the med. 

CBT is the self help therapy I usually post although you can always go through this therapy in person with a therapist.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations, and events. The benefit of this fact is that we can change the way we think to feel / act better even if the situation does not change.

CBT
The MoodGym Training Program

http://moodgym.anu.edu.au/

Just click on the link. No Fee, this is a free site.

Darren, I will have to check out their new site too. :-)

Take care and I wish you peace.

Kitt


 

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