Posted 2/26/2006 12:57 AM (GMT -7)
hi, I am new to this particular forum but not to this site. I am writing this about my husband. He has struggled with depresssion for our whole marriage and then some. We have been married almost 20 yrs. He was on Fluxoamine for about 14 yrs, with no marked improvement, even tho he told he Phycristist every thing was fine.
We have had alot of things happen in the last 2 yrss that I won't get into, but he decided to get real with the doc andd they put him on effexor. This med has seem to really work good,,,,for a number of wks, and then he can feel himself sliding back. Then they increase the dosage and things are fine for an number of wks again, and then down he goes again. I think he is up to about 450mgs already. Things are down again. We are getting very frustrated as I am sure you understand. I don't know if they need to add another med or what. When it works good things are awesome! When the don''t, well, you can imagine things get alittle tense, and our 16 yr old daughter has just been daignosed with Crohns, so we really don''t need this extra pressure.
Now that you know all that, is there any one out there who has experineced this same type of problem? What did you do? I could really use some support and ideas on what we should do.
Thanks for listening!!
dx: fibromyalgia, IBS-C,Myofacial Pain Syndrome, Chronic Headaches, hypothyroidism,anemia, insomnia,mild depression.
rx: Effexor, clonazapam, baclofen,Tylenol#3,iron pills,synthroid
supplements: probiotics, garlic pills, magnesium, melatonin, b12(sublingual)