I am worried about you stopping your effexor cold turkey. I don't think it is such a good idea. I take effexor too and the abilify. They work good for me. But I stopped my effexor before cold turkey and it wasn't a good story. So please have a doctor help you with that.
It sounds like you need a project or a challange. It sounds like you got bored with your work, have you been looking for another job? You should try to go to the gym. Physical exercise is good for the mind and the body.
You seem to know what it is that you need to do to get better, do you have any idea why you aren't doing them. Alcohol makes people depressed, smoking deprives us of much needed oxygen. That makes you tired.
None of us do like doctors.. I get sick of going, but I have to. I am a walking pharmacy too. I get tired of filling the pill box every week and taking the pills every day but we have to in order to function.
You have taken a big step by telling us what is going on in your life, that means you want help. We can be here for you whenever you need, but please see a doctor too. And be careful with your medications.
Keep us posted.
fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, clinically depressed and allergies