I'm currently taking Effexor XR 375mg every morning and I can sense the medication starting to fizzle out.
I been on meds since 1994
Zoloft...Celexa...Wellbutrin = about killed me
Past 18 months...Efexxor.
Until recently Efexxor has really worked well...except for the sexual side effects.
Anyway I'm sick and tired of taking meds, but knowing how bad I feel not being on them really outweighs the fact that I'm fed up with anti-depressants...I wonder what my doctor is going to recommend next?
I wish our brains had a reset button!...I would like to experience normality again...come to think of it, what is normal?
Well sorry for feeling bad about myself...I know there are people suffering much worse than I am...I just had to vent.
Hi Papa Bear, It is nice to see you back. I am sorry that your Effexor is pooping out on you, I take it too at 225mg dosage and that too is my greatest fear...when it is going to quit on me. If your up to 375mg than you know your at one of the highest recommended doses so doc most likely wont add to it. Unless, he puts another antidepressant on top of it to boost its effect which can help. There are also two newer meds on the market Lexapo and Cymbalta which are showing to have some pretty good results.
I too have been on meds forever and wish I had that reset button you talk about...it would be nice in that perfect world. I know I cant live without an antidepressant my depression is too extreme for that....and I dont remember normal.
Talk to your doc before it gets too bad, you know the drill I'm sure.... We are always here, dont be such a stranger.
ElishaCo~Mod: DepressionModerator: Heart & Cardiovascular Diseasehttp://www.healingwell.com/donate
I am wondering why wheat products would have a link to depression...especially if they are whole grain wheat. I changed my diet about 2 years ago from eating refined flour products to whole grains which includes wheat and havent noticed any problems or changes with my depression. Also, whole grains are highly recommended for lowering cholesterol levels and maintaining healthly hearts. Granted we have to read the packages as some products say they are whole grain but are made with refined flours or the grain has been broken up...very deceving.
I have several heart problems (pacemaker, septal defect) so my cardiologist was the one who recommended the diet change...which was really good infact as I lost a few pounds in the process. I too take flaxseed oil but in caplet form twice a day. Havent tried the garlic though...but I am from Italian family and most likely get lots of garlic from the foods I eat anyhow....LOL!