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emmi
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   Posted 10/14/2006 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi folks,
 
I'm usually found on the lupus boards, but i've posted on the epilepsy forums as I have seizures (controlled now), arthritis and I could also post on the migraine board.
 
My question for you guys is in regard to an increase in dosage of effexor XR. I was taking 75mg/day. My dr. increased it to 150mg/day. Is it possible to feel better within a few days?
 
Thanks much.
 
xoxo emmie

 

SLE, limited scleroderma, Sjogrens, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, seizure disorder, Raynauds, Autoimmune Enchephalopathy


slowlygoingcrazy
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   Posted 10/14/2006 10:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I am on EffexorXR and I've had two increases, I'm at 225mg. After each increase, I did improve very quickly. Within I'd say a week I was feeling much better. The problem I'm having is never seeming to have the time to cope with anything and so I keep going pushing everything down, and now the drugs only do so much. I need more than drugs to get better. And it's finding the time, money and what not to take care of myself. It's hard. I hope that your increase helps. I'm not sure why you are taking the EffexorXR. Is it for depression or to help control some other element of your various problems?
 It would be easier to tell people I have cancer than it is to tell them I am severely depressed.....


emmi
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   Posted 10/15/2006 10:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi slowly,
I like your signature! Thanks for the reply. In answer to your question, the effexor is in for depression that is part reaction to adjusting to the "stuff" of disease-land and depression is also part of the diseases themselves.

I am in the same boat in that I'm not taking the time I really need to fully deal. But I have to admit that I'm happy that the effexor seems to have kicked in quickly. I'm just glad to be out of the dark corner of the basement!

I'm good at journaling and that does help me a lot. I'm not driving right now (due to some neuro issues that should be resolved at some point) so i can't start the search for a new therapist. But somehow, each day gotta keep going. I figure that's my job even if I can't figure out why at the moment!

thanks again for your help.

xoxo emmie

 

SLE, limited scleroderma, Sjogrens, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, seizure disorder, Raynauds, Autoimmune Enchephalopathy


emmi
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 1529
   Posted 10/15/2006 10:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi slowly,
I like your signature! Thanks for the reply. In answer to your question, the effexor is in for depression that is part reaction to adjusting to the "stuff" of disease-land and depression is also part of the diseases themselves.

I am in the same boat in that I'm not taking the time I really need to fully deal. But I have to admit that I'm happy that the effexor seems to have kicked in quickly. I'm just glad to be out of the dark corner of the basement!

I'm good at journaling and that does help me a lot. I'm not driving right now (due to some neuro issues that should be resolved at some point) so i can't start the search for a new therapist. But somehow, each day gotta keep going. I figure that's my job even if I can't figure out why at the moment!

thanks again for your help.

xoxo emmie

 

SLE, limited scleroderma, Sjogrens, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, seizure disorder, Raynauds, Autoimmune Enchephalopathy

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