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
ElishaCo~Mod: DepressionModerator: Heart & Cardiovascular Diseasehttp://www.healingwell.com/donate
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.