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evan1010

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  1. I have been in contact with my doctor and she is aware of my problem. We have discussed me going on Cymbalta, but I have to wean off of Effexor 300 mg. I'm at 225 now for only 2 days...and I don't know if I can do it. This constant anxiety is just horrible for me, especially this time of year when my sister's family is coming in town tomorrow and staying with me for a week. I have heard that meds do "poop" out...and I really think this is what is happening with my meds...it's just the transition that is going to be really rough for me. I do have Ativan to fall back on and it does help, Thank God...it's just everything in between and I hope to God Cymbalta can work for me. Thank you again for listening. Your words do mean alot. Thanks again.
  2. I have had anxiety and depression for years and have been on medication the whole time. I have done really well on my meds which is why I stayed on them, but the last few months I have been having Extreme Anxiety and my meds dont seem to be helping. I am going through a very stressful time in my life right now. My mother who is only 64 is showing signs of Alzheimers, and I am losing my job at the end of the year. I am constantly worried about her and how much she has gone down hill in the passed few months and I wory that my dad is having a hard time with it too. I don't understand why my meds are not helping me. I feel like I am a nervous wreck and about to break down at any given second. I hope this is something that will pass with time, but it doesnt seem to be getting any easier for me. Thanks for listening.
  3. I am sorry you are having difficulty with your job. In my opinion, job stressors trigger a lot of anxiety for me. I have been on Effexor for about 6 or 7 years and at one point I thought it wasn't working well for me any more. My Dr switched me to Pristiq and I could feel that it helped my depression, but not my anxiety at all. I had to take Ativan everyday to keep my anxiety level down. After a month or so, I switched back to the Effexor and my symptoms got much better. Good luck to you.
  4. I have suffered from depression and anxiety for most of my life. I have tried almost every AD out there and Effexor seemed to be my "miracle" drug. I have been on Effexor for about 6 or 7 years. Started off at 75 mg and went all the way up to 300mg. I thought it was helping, but then I had a terrible anxiety attack that lasted for hours. I called my doctor immediately, and we decided to go back down to 225mg and we also discussed trying to get me on Cymbalta, as I am convinced Effexor isn't working for me anymore. Is there anyone else out there who has made the switch from Effexor to Cymbalta?
  5. I have been on Effexor for about 6 years, started off slowly now I am up to 300 mg. I have had major depression and anxiety for most of my adult life. I am 38. Sice I've been taking 300 mg (its been alittle over a month now) my anxiety is getting very bad lately. Has this happened to anyone else? I just spoke to my doctor's assistnat and she is thinking of switching me to Cymbalta. Has anyone had any experience with this?
  6. I hope you had a fantastic day :)

  7. Hello, I find your post every interesting. I suffer from severe depression and anxiety. I have been on Effexor for about 6 yrs. Started off with 75mg and now I am taking 225mg. I have been having some pretty bad panic/anxiety attacks lately and my doctor wants to up me to 300mg a day and I'm terrified. I'm hoping that what happened to you will not happen to me. Hi thanks for your reply, the 75mg isnt enough for me, so doc has put me up to 150mg and thinks it should me my max does. fingers crossed that it will be and ill start feeling back to normal soon. Ive only been on it 6 weeks. I always get terrified going up doses. Im lucky tho this is the only AD ive tried that hasnt left me with massive side effects. They have all gone. Hopfully I dont have to much diffcultly going up this time. Ill keep you posted. Let me know how your doing. Hope u get better soon too Hello again. I took my 300mg dose last nite and I know its not supposed to take effect immediately, but I do feel alot better today. I actually noticed a big difference in my moods the very first time I took Effexor. And you are right - the side effects are very minimal. The only thing I get now with such a high dose is alot of sweating, but I will take that over panic attacks and depression any day. But - if you are not feeling better after 6 weeks on 150mg, you might want to ask if there is something else you can take to help ease your attacks. I also take .5 mg of Ativan if I feel a bad attack coming on and it really helps alot. Hope you feel better soon too. Take care.
  8. Hello. I have been on Effexor for about 6 years. I started at 75 mg a day and now I am up to 225 mg a day. I suffer from severe depression and anxiety and Effexor has really helped me except for the passed few months. I have had a few really bad anxiety attacks and now my doctor wants to up my dosage to 300 mg a day and I am scared to death and I'm not sure why. For some reason I have a feeling it is not going to help. Does any one out there have any similiar story?
  9. Hello, I find your post every interesting. I suffer from severe depression and anxiety. I have been on Effexor for about 6 yrs. Started off with 75mg and now I am taking 225mg. I have been having some pretty bad panic/anxiety attacks lately and my doctor wants to up me to 300mg a day and I'm terrified. I'm hoping that what happened to you will not happen to me.
  10. Thank you so much for your reply. Since I have started doing my deep breathing, I have noticed a considerable decrease in my anxiety. I hope that over the long term as I continue to master this skill, that my anxiety will fianlly dimish so I can finally be off of meds. Thanks again for your reply! It means alot! :)
  11. I have been struggling with anxiety and depression for years. My therapist has started to teach me deep breathing techniques and I was wondering if anyone has any experience with that and if so, does it help?
  12. I totally agree. My therapist has been teaching me breathing techniques. I am hoping and praying they will start to work for me.
  13. Nealy, I just read your post and it brought a tear to my eye. I love your statement about the storm and rain. So beautiful and so true.
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