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   Posted 8/22/2005 5:54 PM (GMT -7)   
  Well---today (Mon)---saw both my therapist & my pdoc later   Official diagnosis ( you were RIGHT ON, Shannon!!!)---Major depression w General anxiety disorder.    Also, when talking w my therapist, lots of stuff about my younger days came up & problems w one of my parents (emotional abuse).
  So, pdoc was VERY nice, understanding & very intelligent!   We "connected" well.       He prescibed Effexor XR (minimum dose---it's like 37.5 mg or whatever minimum is)---taken in AM....& Seraquell (i think 300mg or whatever smallest dose is)---before bedtime.   He feels my depression is "reactive" that it's definitely related to my "loss" of seeing loving child---but....i've had it for 5 yrs.   
  OK-----I'd like some feedback (HOPEFULLY---something positive!)---on Effexor XR--& seraquel.     Any feedback would be helpful.     Also, my therapist said my "emotional abuse" as a child is causing me "Post traumatic distress Syndrome"-----Thanks---Robert

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Date Joined Jan 2005
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   Posted 8/24/2005 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Woton!

Haven't taken either med . . . but want to wish you the best!!

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