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Devine Mercy
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   Posted 8/23/2005 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I was just wondering if anyone else has the same problem with their meds as me. when i take my meds i become deadend. my creativity goes everything goes, but if i dont take it i get bad off. it is so frustrating. does anyone else have this problem and is their any thing
to help it. Devine Mercy

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   Posted 8/23/2005 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I do depending on the med. Talk to your doc and see if there is a possibility of trying a different med that doesn't numb you so much.
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   Posted 8/23/2005 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
i agree with Randy, some of the meds can make you feel like a zombie. ask your doc if he/she thinks you should try something different. sometimes it takes some trial and error to get the med that works best for you. may take a few trys to get it right.

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   Posted 8/23/2005 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Devine Mercy

Don't fret. I have been on meds for years now ( maybe 10) I suffer from periodic depressions which last from 1 month to 3 or 4. Not suicidal, but they have caused me at times to feel exactly llike you feel.

Like a Zombie. No energy, no will to do anything, no motivation. Little tasks seem monumental to me. Even mowing the lawn is a great challange to me when I am in a depression. don't want to socialize with anybody and everything is negative.

Then someone comes along an tells you to "cheer up". These people just don't help even if they mean well. I was on Zoloft 150mg at first a few years ago but it just didn't agree with me. I am presently on Effexor. I tumbled into this depression July 1st and 7 weeks later I am starting to come out of it ( I hope)

Went to my doctor and he raised my dosage fron 75 to 150mg. This made me even worse instead of helping. After going 3 weeks not being to do much of anything, I reduced my dosage to 75mg. and now I seem to feel better. I Have an appointment ths week to see if I mihgt change my medication.

At any rate, don't give up on trying different things. For some, exercise helps, or new surroundings, or talking to people on this board. Doctors it seems all too often are so busy with so many patients, they may not be able to give you the attention you deserve.

We all react to meds in different ways. What works for one does not necessarily work for others.

Good luck and keep us informed.


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   Posted 9/22/2005 6:11 PM (GMT -6)   
it depends on the medication, so don't give up!
prozac turned me into a zombie, i was actually speaking
in a monotone! when i switched to paxil it was like
a miracle cure. i felt "normal". this was a long time
ago. now i'm on effexor 225mg, for about 3 years.
no side effects. if your feeling "deadend" talk to
your doctor, don't live like that!

Nicky (coquitlam55)
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   Posted 9/22/2005 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   


For me, feeling deadened can be a result of one of two things:

1. Depression or
2. Medications

If I am feeling particularly depressed, regardless of the medication I don't feel anything and until I feeling better don't start feeling anything again.

On different medications I have had different reactions and found that working with my doctor to modify them and / or their dosage usually works to fix them.

Good luck.

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