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Mike44

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About Mike44

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  • Birthday 11/01/1988

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    Computers, weight lifting, reading and a bunch of other stuff.

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  1. Anybody else got off it successfully? Just wondering a little more what to expect this time around.
  2. Well the last two months were awesome. The meds kicked in at 20mg and I had zero side effects. Now I have hit a wall of anxiety and feel myself slipping again. Upping to 30mg and hoping for the best. Anybody else have similar experiences?
  3. Just keep trying Outsider. Eventually things will improve.
  4. That's also good. 12 days isn't very long. You should keep us updated, I am interested.
  5. Thats great. How long have you taken the Effexor?
  6. Labor Day weekend

    Have you tried any medication?
  7. Working how? Your depression is gone? Any side effects?
  8. So in May I started to become very anxious (GAD) which ultimately led to depression. I was completely floored, couldn't do much of anything, didn't sleep for days and it felt like time was passing very slowly. I eventually went to a doctor and she prescribed me Paxil and 20 Ativan for sleep. It took me a few days to work up the courage but I started taking the Paxil and I can't exactly tell when it began to work. I felt better almost the first or 2nd day and steadily got better after that which made me believe it wasn't the medication but something else. A day or two before taking the Paxil I had a near panic attack because I could not sleep and everything in my world felt like it was falling apart so I decided to take an Ativan and it must have helped because I slept for 8 hours with no issues and woke up feeling a bit off but somewhat alright. Fast forward to now, about 3 weeks ago I took my last Paxil 20mg by weaning off. I weaned very quickly and the only side effect I had was a bit of vertigo but everything else seemed fine. Now it's been a full 3 weeks and I am all of a sudden feeling very anxious again and I am torn between it being withdrawal or actually relapse of my symptoms, I have Paxil left over and I don't know if I should take it or not. All of this comes off of 3 years ago when I had my first episode of anxiety and decided to not take anything and it cleared up after a couple weeks, my therapist at the time was amazed. That time I went to the doctor and he prescribed me Effexor which I decided against taking. Basically the question I am posing is, has anybody came off Paxil or a short period of time (3-6 weeks) and felt they had to go in because of emotional side effects? I had no brain zaps or sleeping problems. Did it begin to work again for you? Just need some reassurance or at least somebody to talk to about their experiences... Thanks a lot if you read the whole thing.
  9. How long have you been on the Effexor for?
  10. They are not completely harmless but they do tend to have side effects and people need to realize that.
  11. Hurting a lot of people is a stretch. If taken properly and weened off properly very few people will be 'hurt' by them.
  12. Anti depressants help a lot of people, just because they didn't work for you does not mean they do not work.