Welcome to the forum I am very glad that you found us.
I have a couple of observations here.
1. You said that the effexor was helping,but then you quit on your own because you thought you did not need it.
Then you decided to start back up again,but it did not help.
Anti depressants take 4-6 weeks to take full effect,that is probably why it did not help the second time,you might not have given it enough time.
2.The ringing in your ears...have you thought about
having a hearing test done? I am wondering if your hearing is being effected by the MS?
You are telling people not to take anti depressants,but I have to disagree.. Many people benefit from meds and counseling. And they have alot of meds that help with both depression and anxiety attacks. So a combo might have been better for you.
Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia
Meds I have taken throughout the years:Wellbutrin,Tranxene,Paxil,Prozac,Valium,
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