SRS Having problems with meds. (anonymous thread)

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  1. Darketernal

    Darketernal Watch: Aria The Origination =)

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    I'm on effoxor right now. It helps me with depression and somewhat helps with my ocd but it makes me feel "high" all the time. It feels like life just passes me by without me knowing it. Like I'll say something to my friends or family and a few seconds later i'll wonder if i said it outloud or thought it.

    I also have no motivation but i dont know if that has to do with the meds or not. I also have strange sleeping habbits.

    I tried alot of meds and this one helps alot but i dont know if the benefits outway the feeling of not realizing whats going on alot. I thought about asking my doctor if i could stop the medications and just take xanex when i get REALLY depressed.

    Any ideas or suggestions?
     
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    RedGoober4Life New Member

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    Well, if you are depressed then it doesn't surprise me that you lack motivation. A drug won't make you feel motivated.

    I think antidepressants should be used along with therapy. It helps a lot with the motivation aspect. :)
     
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    Effexor was the one that worked for me. Getting off of it, however, is a nightmare. Google "effexor withdrawal".
     
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    I read about all that and so when my time came to come off it I was worried but I didn't run into a single problem. There wasn't a single side effect to speak of and I had been on it for a little over 2 months. It helped me with my social anxiety but not depression, I'm on prozac now which worked well to begin with but now appears to have little effect. I'm pretty sure my anti social behavior and general disinterest in life is an aspect of my personality as I've never been any other way.
     
  5. Darketernal

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    anonymous REPLY: I go to therapy as well i've been in it for 3 years it helps but doesnt cure you



    anonymous Reply: What kind of side effects happen when you come off it? I'm just debating if i should get off it or not
     
  6. Lucky Penny

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    There are so many different types of meds out there go ahead and talk to your doctor. What can it hurt? Besides, your doc needs to know how these meds are effecting you.
     
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    I couldn't cum the other night, cause I'm on Lexapro. I think maybe I can't cum at all on it, with a partner. This sucks.
     
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    I know that I took zoloft for awhile becuase of depression/anxiety and ended up making things worse for me.
     
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    I take Effexor...have been taking it since last July and gained a whopping 50 pounds. Jaysus. Has it made me feel better? Ya, I think it has. So, I saw the Doc today and I am on 75mg/day instead of 150/mg. But, at the same time she put me Temazepam (15mg) so I can sleep, and Lamotrigine (25mg/day). My goal is by Christmas to be medication free, at least 40 pounds thinner and happier. I also see a really great psychologist once a week for moral support and a dose of reality. I sigh and wait to see what happens...I feel like a walking pharmacy.
     
  10. Colonel Panic

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    http://www.websitetoolbox.com/tool/post/focussober/vpost?id=215405

    I was on 150mg for a few years. Went to 75mg for a week with no problems. Went down to 37.5mg the next week and that's when the fun began. I've been completely off of it for about a month and the "brain zaps" are almost gone.
     
  11. Peyomp

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    Most people that talk about 'effexor withdrawal' hate medication, are morally against it, feel weak for taking it, and then go cold turkey against doctor's orders and are surprised when they feel like shit. If you taper down, you might feel a little crappy, but its nothing you can't handle for almost all people. Medication compliance, however, is the number one problem in psychiatry. People don't fucking listen, and then are upset when they feel like shit.
     
  12. ebbnflo

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    Well, I don't hate medication, but I do hate Effexor for MYSELF, and will never eeeeeeh-heh-ver take it again. BUT, absolutely do NOT go off of Effexor COLD TURKEY. That is what will produce most of the horrible symptoms.

    I won't take Prozac anymore because, while I took it, I was becoming less and less able to have an orgasm. I won't take Zoloft anymore because it gave me torticollis after only a few days. LOL It's actually kinda surprising that I don't hate meds after all that. Welbutrin has made it so far so good, though, and only very good sexual side affects have resulted from my using it. Heh.

    It sucks playing guinea pig to find the med that works.
     

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