tapered off the meds and now i am feeling depressed... is this normal and if so how long?

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   Posted 11/29/2006 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
i stopped taking effexor about a month ago and since then have developed depression at home. is this something i can work through? has anyone had to go through this? i cry almost everyday for the most silliest reasons!!

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   Posted 11/29/2006 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I dont know much about meds but I would suggest you talk to the doc who prescribed them for you they might be able to shed some light on this. I am sure others will be by to share thier input. hang in there...
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   Posted 11/29/2006 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
were you on effexor for depression or anxiety?
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   Posted 11/29/2006 6:09 PM (GMT -6)   
for the anxiety.

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   Posted 11/30/2006 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   

I guess you might call your doctor, but since the effexor is an antidepressant, I would think that not having the chemical anymore could cause you to feel depressed. That's why I can't imagine that I will ever be able to quit my meds, but then for me depression was my primary diagnosis.


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   Posted 11/30/2006 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Bear call your doc you may need to be on meds hun and there is NO SHAME in that
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   Posted 11/30/2006 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree too. Call your doctor and discuss how you are feeling with them. I have been taking prescription meds most of my life and have never felt ashamed to do so.
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