Anti depression medication effexor

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Avatar f tn I am currently looking for a new depression medication. I need some info on something that is NOT a SSRI, a hormone, and is not zoloft, celexa, or prozac......also something that does not contain salicylic acid aka aspirin. If anyone can help I would appreciate the help.
Avatar n tn I am very concerned that it will be cost prohibitive once we move to Mexico, and I wonder now, after nearly 10 years of anti-depressants, and 5 of Effexor to curtail my chronic bouts of depression and anxiety, could I think about weaning myself off? From my 20's through my early 50's I suffered inwardly, and later outwardly, from depression and anxiety, and it nearly ended my marriage. I do not want to ever go through that again in my life. These drugs have been miraculous for me.
Avatar n tn I taked effexor rx and want to switch to something else. The effexor has caused weight gain and hair loss. Do you have any suggestions on what would be a good substitute. Would topamax work better?
Avatar n tn It works for some people, and clinical trials have shown it can be as effective as anti-depressants. Anti-depressants also work for some people; but if you want "natural" try that first. Good luck and I hope you feel better soon... <a href="
Avatar n tn I am considering asking my doctor about discontinuing medication for depression completely to see how I can handle things with counseling, but am concerned since I have been on various medications for depression for such a length of time - probably 10 years. I'm not sure what to do, and when I consulted with my psychiatrist, who has been simply a medication manager, he said, I don't have any answers for you, come back in a month.
Avatar m tn Not a doc, but the combo of Lexapro and Effexor is pretty odd to me. They both affect serotonin, but Effexor also affects norepinephrine. I can switching from one to the other, but don't understand taking both. You do need to discuss this thoroughly with a psychiatrist, but I'd personally get another opinion if you can for these reasons: This one is just adding meds to meds that don't work. That isn't how augmentation is usually done.
Avatar f tn As for being diagnosed with depression, a lot of people with depression also suffer from depression. Treating the depression will lessen the anxiety, and even if you don't feel depressed, I would continue on the meds for a few more months.
Avatar m tn So I was totally surprised when it did take away my depression. When you mention your anxiety, you may also need an anti-anxiety medication if the anti-depressants don't help you. And in the meantime, I hope that you will try to access your supportive voice to give you encouragement about going back to work. Good luck.
Avatar f tn What you describe as no longer feeling any emotions is a classic symptom of depression. Maybe the Effexor is not the right anti-depressant for you, but I doubt that the Effexor was the cause of your emotional state. At your young age, your depression could have easily worsened on its own. It worsened a great deal for me during those same years.
541196 tn?1293552936 I was on Effexor XR and when I told my doctor that I was planning on starting a family soon she told me that only Prozac and Celexa are good anti-depressants to be on while pregnant, but you can't breastfeed while on any anti-depressants.
Avatar n tn Does anyone has any suggestions about safe anti-depressant medication combinations with Effexor in pregnancy? I see my ObGyn tomorrow, and will be discussing my frustration.
Avatar f tn Mary above said Effexor was bad for her, but we all react differently to anti depressants. What suits one person may not suit another. We cannot tell a person here to think about taking a certain medicine, it is something only a doctor can recommend. For instance Effexor was the best anti depressant I ever took, and Prozac the worst. I have been on many different anti depressants over the years, some were fine, others had bad side effects. I am so sorry you are having family problems.
Avatar n tn Eventualy decided that my spirits were good enough to get off Effexor so we slowly weened off. Depression eventualy returned and is pretty constant now along with anxiety (mainly in the morning but pretty well constant). Feelings of detachment, difficulty in focussing, grey/unexcited about most things, guilt, worthlessness, lethargy are basicaly my symptoms everyday but not constant in intensity. I read up on Zoloft a bit and a friend recommended it so I'm posting to get your opinion.
Avatar n tn Before departing on the trip I gradually reduced my dosage of Effexor XR (for depression) from 75mg to 0mg. My intention was to travel without taking the physically addictive medication. I desperately hoped that my depression would not reoccur after being in remission for several years. I wish now that I had not made the decision to quit my medication.
Avatar f tn Many people will tell you they have gained weight whilst on anti-depressant medication. Others have lost. I think it all comes down to the individual person and how they respond to the drug they are taking. I lost 17lbs recently whilst on Efexor, which is notorious for weight gain. I went on a strict diet to lose weight to fit into a certain dress for a wedding. The wedding is over now, and I am already putting weight on again.
Avatar n tn She said I will know if the depression has returned, and if I feel I need to go back on anti depressants. As withdrawals can feel same as depression, we have to give it time after we stop. Withdrawal symptoms will come on pretty quickly after we stop, depression rather slower. We will know ourselves what is happening, as you and I did. Your suggestion to wonder502 is a good one.
Avatar f tn I know that a lot of anti depressants do make people gain weight. I was on Effexor which made me gain a lot of weight. Hopefully other people here may be able to advise, but different anti depressants affect different people. Some people on Effexor do not gain weight, so it is not easy to say really. I do hope the doctor can help, but I usually think it is the people who are taking the medication who can advise.
520191 tn?1355635402 Do anyone know of any good anti depressants that don't make you manic but good for bipolar depression? that are less likely to cause mania or psychosis? Or other medications that have been helpful for depression. My pdoc wants to put me on Effexor but my therapist doesn't think that's a good idea as can cause Mixed, mania, and psychosis in someone with those issues. So for the moment i said no. but can feel myself sinking into depression again. What do you think?
Avatar f tn I began taking Microgestin FE 120 when I was 16 years old, and then got started on Effexor for depression when I was 17. I am now 21 and have finally come to terms with the fact that I had only begun to experience some sexual desire at around age 16, but have not experienced any sexual desire since around that time. I simply do not know what steps I should take now to get to a normative level of sexual desire.
606378 tn?1297304964 I have been on Pristiq 50mg for almost 3yrs and before that was on many anti depressants. I've never been put on Effexor but for me Pristiq has been the Only med that has given me relief from this horrible ailment Depression. It hasn't caused me to gain weight or stopped me from having orgasms like the others. I do have trouble with excessive sweating but that could be due to turning 40. I myself would recommend Pristiq but we all know everyone reacts differently.