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libbieann

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  1. Idk. I'm just frustrated. I'm a little better today than a week ago. So I guess it's a waiting game. I'm usually an energetic person.
  2. I have been on my new medication effexor xr for right at month now. It's tough. I don't feel "right" . I have more bad days than good. I fake being ok around everyone. I just want to be left alone. No talking no thinking nothing. I can't concentrate on anything. And when someone is talking to me I don't really hear them so I'm not really paying attention. I force myself to talk, to eat, to interact. It feels so fake. My head feels like it's buzzing all the time. I went to see my mental health care provider yesterday and I actually said I would give the effexor a couple more months. I don't think I can. I hate hate hate feeling the way I do. It's so frustrating.
  3. That's good. I'm on 37.5 control release so fingers crossed that's all I need. Thanks!
  4. So can anyone tell me one way or the other if effexor is a stimulating antidepressant or a sedating one? I have anxiety and a little depression so that's what I've been taking. It's helped with the extreme panic I have FIRST thing in the morning. So really I'm confused
  5. Yes. It's frustrating. I'm the type of person who wants it to happen yesterday! But, I do look back on only a week ago, and see the progress. Thank you for the well worded advice.
  6. I am on 37.5 effexor xr and have NO appetite. I have to force myself to eat. Any help on the healthiest/best food to eat while I'm like this?
  7. Thank you so much. I can't say I have a lot of people around me who " get it". What I'm going through I mean. For the most part the extreme anxiety has stopped but I still have it some. I just want this antidepressant to work you know? And all I've seem to find about effexor is bad stuff. And if I dwell on it enough it makes me anxious. I'm still not able to eat. I have to force it.and I know that I have to nourish my body ,but it's so difficult.
  8. I've been on my effexor for 5 days. And every time I take it I have an extreme anxiety attack. Im shaking crying you name it. All the bad emotions and thoughts are going through my head. I take a dose of Xanax but that makes me lethargic. I don't have the energy for anything. I don't believe I've eaten a single meal in over a week. I'm so tired. I don't want to shower or clean or anything. How long is this going to last. I can't put my life on hold. People need me. My family needs me.
  9. how are you doing now on the effexor? im supposed to start today and im just curious
  10. I was prescribed effexor xr yesterday by the mental health care facility that i have been going to for almost 5 years now. let me say that i have been off any antidepressant since april. but in the last few weeks my anxiety has slowly skyrocketed to a really BAD level. I have the panic, chest hurting, want to run away & scream my head off, but.... so sleepy and lethargic AT THE SAME TIME. i hope someone out there knows that feeling. like taking an upper and a downer at the same time, my body doesnt know what to do. so i lay in the floor crying and shaking or pacing for hours. I went to my PDOC and had blood drawn etc, because no way is it natural for someone to have that much adrenaline coursing through their blood for hours on end. so ill wait on those results. anyway, back to the effexor xr, what are everyones experience with this drug? i so want to be back to being "myself"
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