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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 f tn I am seeing a professional therapist, and he is recommending anti depressants. I think my depression is caused by a mix of genetics (depression runs in my family) and my life situation. Lately my depression seems to be getting worse, I feel like i've lost interest in a lot of things that I used to enjoy, often I don't want to get out of bed, I cannot see the good in anything, I only focus on the bad, and lately I have been having more suicidal thoughts.
5418297 tn?1367665893 I've been taking Effexor for many years in conjunction with other anti-depressant meds and mood stabilizers for the treatment of MDD and anxiety disorder. I take a relatively high dose(300mg), and I've learned from experience that I am very sensitive to withdrawal symptoms. So I don't miss a dose. Neither should you if you want to get the most out of taking this and other anti-depressant meds. Better to not take at all if you can't take it consistently.
Avatar m tn Also, sleep disturbances can be a part of depression. Usually, most doctors start Effexor XR at 75 mg/day and slowly build up to a higher once a day dose or to plain Effexor at a higher twice a day dose. Some doctors prefer to give 37.5mg/day as the initial dose and slowly build up. Effexor is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI), and since it was helping you, maybe you will do better on a higher dose or on a twice daily dose.
Avatar n tn t sound like you need brain medication at all. On top of this, many people get more anxious on Effexor, because it is a stimulating anti-depressant, so it's unlikely a knowledgeable physician would start with this one for anxiety. My opinion, and take it for what it is, just an opinion, is that you need to decide if you're anxious or not. Believe me, you'll know it if you are.
411389 tn?1230124477 My doctor put it best - when taking effexor (plus many other anti-anxiety medicines like that) it gets worse before it gets better - and is the same when you come off of it. You will also find that on here, there are people who are on the medicine side of things and those of us who are on the "as natural as possible" side of things. I am on the latter. I have and occaisionally take Xanax, but am dealing with my anxiety head on using methods that were developed by Dr. Claire Weekes.
Avatar f tn I was on effexor 75 mg for almost 7 months. Now that I am pregnant, my doctor stopped the effexor gradually and it is been now 5 days that I stopped completely the effexor. I have bad withdrawl symptoms. like anxiety, I cannot sleep at night, mood swings, dizziness, and i cannot sleep at night. can I switch to prozac ?. my doctor's opinion not to take any anti-deppresants medications for at least the first 3 months of pregnancy are completed.
Avatar f tn I think it is the right drug for me, as I am doing so well on it. I have never been afraid of taking anti-depressants, as I hate depression. Anti-depressants help me so much. It is all personal choice of course.
Avatar m tn No use thinking about withdrawals when the medication does me so much good. My depression is awful without anti-depressants. I could not live like that. If depression not too serious, then of course try to live without medication. I am not going to stop taking it. A life saver for me. We all tackle things differently. Life would be a living hell for me without medication. To me depression is one hundred times worse than being on anti-depressants.
642393 tn?1227032656 It is sometimes given as an add on medication for major depression. But it really is an anti-psychotic medicine for bipolar and schizophrenia, There are some 'big cautions' on the possible side effects of anit psychotic meds including abilify. If I were you, I would just stick with just an AD and find one that suits you. I don't see why in the past major depressive disorders were controlled well with just one AD .
492527 tn?1212175672 00AM I was recently prescribed Effexor XR (75mg) for depression and anxiety. My Dr. is concerned at the duration of my depression and some physical problems I have that appear to have no physiological cause. He is pretty adamant about me at least trying the medication. I have the pills but I always do a lot of research on whatever I put in my body (drugs, vitamins, herbs etc.) and what is keeping me from trying the script is the withdrawal and something called Tardive Dyskinesia.