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Aurora60
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   Posted 7/14/2007 10:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I posted about meds a few days ago and got 1 response!  They were simple straightforward questions about meds.  Since this is the depression forum certainly someone has had experience with effexor, lexapro, celexa or cymbalta.  I just wanted to know what kind of side effects one might expect and what your experience has been.  I take remeron and have been on it  4 yrs and have thought it helped a lot.  But I have been going through some rough times lately and didn't know if my meds aren't working or if it is just a bad time.  I feel like no one cares about me or doesn't like me for some reason.  Maybe you think I am older so don't relate to me.  I also wonder if people just don't like my name and so don't respond.  It doesn't matter if you are 20 or 50, we all have our bad times and would like to hear from someone to help ease the pain.  I try to respond to others even if I don't have the same problem - just a word of encourgement means a lot.  Why bother to post if nobody responds?  Some people get a lot of answers to their posts.  I want to know what makes me different. sad

els
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   Posted 7/14/2007 11:30 AM (GMT -7)   

Oh Aurora, please dont get discouraged with us here.  I am so sorry that you feel your not getting the support that you need from HW.  Just sometimes if you ask a straight forward question and one person responds then others may feel that they dont have anything to contribute to the thread.  But your right that some support and encourgement is always needed.  Also, please dont worry about your screen name here...I dont see anything wrong with it and I dont think others judge you by it or how old you are.  We all have the same problem and age is not a factor.  Okay?  :-)

Now, I dont know what questions you asked before but I can give you some input on Effexor Xr.  This is the antidepressant that I have been taking for almost 2 yrs.  I cant tell you how much this med has helped me compared to others I have been on in the past.  I have real emotions and feelings...instead of that flat "I dont care about anything" feeling.  I havent had any negative side effects from it.  The one's I have had and still do is it makes me have some extra energy and I have lost some weight since being on it.  My psychiatrist says that it is good for people who have chronic fatigue and health issues like this...see I have Multiple Sclerosis and am always fatigued/tired....really unmotivated.  But since taking the effexor I have noticed a real differance in this for the positive.

Lexapro, Cymbalta and Celexa are the newest antidepressants on the market and they have had some great success.  What I would suggest is talking to your doctor and seeing what they think and recommend.  Even if you have been taking an antid and felt stable on it for awhile it can still lack what benefits you need if your going through alot of stress or something happens.  Also, it is common for people who have been on one med for long period of time to experiance a return of depressive symptoms as sometimes our bodies end up building up a tolerance to them.  This is where you talk to your doc and see if an adjustment or change is inorder.

Please dont let yourself suffer this way...give your doctor a call and see what you can do about it.  Do keep posting, know that we do care about you and are always here for you dear.

I wish you a wonderful weekend :-)


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#Angel#
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   Posted 7/14/2007 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there
 
I take cymbalta and i dont get any side effects from it.  I think the side effects are the same as any other AD.  i dont know anything about the other ones you mentioned.
 
Cymbalta has been working for me but my moods are so up and down at the moment, but like you i dont know if it is due to alot going on.
 
Sorry if this is not much help.
 
Hope you get more replies.
 
Take care
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wmnak
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   Posted 7/14/2007 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   

aurora,

i'm so terablly sorry that you feel ignored.  i know how soul destroying that can be.  like dialing 911 and getting put on hold. 

:-)  
 
this is just a personal thing, so don't generalize from my responce to your post.  from my experience and research, each person reacts to medications differently.  i take morphine for breakthrough pack pain.  that same morphine that simply makes the pain tollerable for me very likely would have you in the hospital with hallucionations and pulminary failure.
 
all medications are poisons to the system which, over time, men have obseerved to have beneficial side effects.  Then thered is also the problem of familiarity.  asperine has been used for over 100 years, so we don't think about taking it.  by the same token, what they DON'T tell you is that each person reacts to asperine uniquely.
 
let's look at asperine. people take asperine for "getting rid of" a headache.  it also lowers blood pressure, thins the blood, and lowers body temperature.  when given to a child, it can cause rhy's syndrome, which is potentially fatal.  if it were to go through the fda approval process today, it would undoubtedly be by rx only.  yet people all over the world take this drug like there's nothing to it.
 
sorry to go on about this.  it is one of my (many) hobbyhorses.  oh, yes, don't worry about age.  i will be 62 in january.  :-)
 
warren
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ediekristen
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   Posted 7/14/2007 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I know how you feel, but you must try not to take it personally. Some people get a lot of responses simply because they keep a conversation going in the post. I too have posted questions and gotten maybe two responses, but I think as another comment stated, people will read it and if it looks as though it's been answered satisfactorily, they won't comment so as not to be redundant.

And personally, I like your name. It makes me think of Princess Aurora :)

Aurora60
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   Posted 7/14/2007 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks to all who replied to my post.  It makes me feel better.  I guess I was just having a hard day.  We all get like that.  And Warren, thanks for your comment on age.  I guess you are never too old to post here.  I'm the same age as you.

faithfully4you
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   Posted 7/14/2007 5:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Aurora~
What you have to remember is that alot of us on here deal with depression like you do and there are days when you have nothing to say to anyone let alone give anyone any information whether or not you know the answers, dont take it personal, really this is a site where you can actually feel valued as a person with opinions. 
Dont lose heart just remember that this a great place to vent as well, there are times when i post just to vent but I can understand how you feel because I was on a site that i got no responses.  that site however turned out to not be the one.  alot of knowledge, no caring!!, then I found healing.
 
Hang tough and know that although we dont answer you, we care. 
Teresa
 
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Another Day
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   Posted 7/14/2007 8:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Aurora60 said...
I posted about meds a few days ago and got 1 response!  They were simple straightforward questions about meds.  Since this is the depression forum certainly someone has had experience with effexor, lexapro, celexa or cymbalta.  I just wanted to know what kind of side effects one might expect and what your experience has been.  I take remeron and have been on it  4 yrs and have thought it helped a lot.  But I have been going through some rough times lately and didn't know if my meds aren't working or if it is just a bad time.  I feel like no one cares about me or doesn't like me for some reason.  Maybe you think I am older so don't relate to me.  I also wonder if people just don't like my name and so don't respond.  It doesn't matter if you are 20 or 50, we all have our bad times and would like to hear from someone to help ease the pain.  I try to respond to others even if I don't have the same problem - just a word of encourgement means a lot.  Why bother to post if nobody responds?  Some people get a lot of answers to their posts.  I want to know what makes me different. sad
Aurora, I guess I missed the post you are referring to.  I'm thinking you and I are about the same age, so I can relate to a lot of what you have going on.  I am 56, aren't you in that age range?  I have taken Celexa 40 mg. for at least eight years with no side affects that I know of.  I tried Lexapro and it worked fine also, but was much more expensive since it is a newer drug, so I went back to the Celexa.  I don't know anything about the other the other two medications you mentioned above.  Please feel free to email me anytime.
Take care!
Carla
Your old lady friend in KY

mommapkat
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   Posted 7/14/2007 8:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Aurora!!! I haven't been on here in a while, but I would like to offer a little info.
 
I have been on Zoloft (100mgs) for quite a while now. I feel great on it, but, I have gained around 40 pounds while taking it without really changing my diet. I see quite a few posts that have said the same thing.
 
I like myself, but not really the fat self!! I stay in a quandry about what to do.
 
The zoloft helps me immensely; my mood swings, panic attacks, ocd, but I sure wish that I had my old weight back.
 
And the doctor's scoff at you when you tell them that you think the meds cause the weight gain. Soooo, that's my story so far.
 
You'll find many friends here at the "forum", sometimes it just takes a while for response.
 
Best wishes, r

mommapkat
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   Posted 7/14/2007 8:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Aurora, I forgot. I took effexor for a while, I think it began my weight gain, but also it made me sweat something awful!! So, I switched to zoloft.

Bye for now!! r

djdaz_1985
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   Posted 7/15/2007 2:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Aurora,
 
As Elisha said, dont get discouraged. I too am sorry that you dont feel you are getting the support from HW that you want. I dont think its anything personal, but simply that people dont always know what to say. Questions about the side effects of meds are tricky sometimes because we have to be careful not to sound like doctors and because meds are different for different people, sometimes members will refrain from saying something. That said, there is nothing wrong with members saying "I took drug X and these are the side effects that I got"
 
Keep your chin up. Big British Hugs
 
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bionca
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   Posted 7/15/2007 8:56 AM (GMT -7)   
This is my first time reading your post and I am sorry you felt ignored. I work 40+ hrs. a week and I don't get on the computer every day. Effexor can be an affective drug but make sure they give you the starter pack. Celexa didn't work so well for me. It really messed with my head and I work on a machine. Prozac didn't give me any results. Wellbutrin worked very well for me. I didn't have any side effects.  Once couseling starting becoming effective and I started working my way out of depression, the drug wasn't so necessary. Some days I feel myself slipping back into a rut, but I do something like walk my dog or go for a ride, whatever I need to do to snap myself out of it. Try to remember, antidepressants aren't the cure for your depression, they're just suppose to help you work through your problems. :-)
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