What affect do the meds have?

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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 5/6/2006 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
I'm hoping my boyfriend will see his doc soon and ask for help about his depression. He sounded a bit perkier today but I have to watch I don't come across as thinking 'ok your fine again now, lets get back to normal'
I've seen many of you mention different meds, changing doses, brands etc.
Might sound a daft Q but what exactly changes when you start to take them? Do they work like a 'pick-me-up' or do they keep you calm? Or does it depend on how your depression affects you in the first place?
Anything than can prepare me for whats ahead would be great.
Lyndsey x
'We all have a cross to bare, it's how we carry it that counts'

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Date Joined Feb 2005
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   Posted 5/7/2006 1:34 AM (GMT -6)   
well i bin through a lot of meds, efexor seemed to get me calm and releave my deppresion, but later on effexor wasn't working any longer ( after 2 years ) it seems my body started to resist this drug, so my dr put me on lithuim and other drugs, i feel relaxed most of the time but i have long sleeping hours, sometimes upto 20 hours at one time >< i feel lack of motivation sometimes, other times i feel empty , but generaly i'm more stable with the drugs than before, meaning my life is organized and i feel a sense of responsibilaty, hope this helps.
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