My name is Michele and I'm 28 years old have been suffering from mild depression for 15 years. I started out on Prozac and Ritalin when I was 13 and have been on different antidepressants since then. I have been on Effexor XR 150 milligrams for about 7 years for Depression, Anxiety and Agoraphobia.
Just recently since last week I have had crying spells for long periods of time, including while at work and while I'm with family members. I can not figure out what triggers them and its driving me nuts. I'm pushing my boyfriend away from me and all I want to do is be alone and sleep.
I went to my doctor and told her I did not want my dosage of effexor upped and so she is weaning me off the effexor and putting me on Celexa. And I believe Serax at night to help me sleep. Presently I take 2 1/2 Tylenol PM's to sleep every night.
These bouts of crying are interferring with everything in my life and I don't know what to do.
Unfortunately I cannot see a therpist until the middle of may, and I just feel like I am going to explode. I've created a log book of my day to day feelings as well as taking fish oil, calcium, vitamin e, b6 and b-12, I have also quit taking my birth control pills as of today. I'm also currently reading "The Instinct To Heal"
I am going to continue reading through these post to see if there is more helpful information , which I'm sure there is. If anybody can offer and suggestions or advice, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you so much
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