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Fri, May 29 8:46am · Depression: What medication can I try after so many years? in Depression & Anxiety

How is lamictal working for you? I have just increased to 50 mg. How long did it take to start working? Did you gain weight?

Thu, May 28 11:01am · Depression: What medication can I try after so many years? in Depression & Anxiety

Vraylar didn't work for me due to the side effects of severe muscle pain. I am now trying lamictal in addition to effexor

Sat, Apr 18 12:47pm · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Such a tragedy. Those who are left behind have the difficult thoughts to continue to face. Please know we care.

Fri, Apr 10 1:43pm · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

Not to be a downer just be prepared for recurring withdrawal symptoms. You may experience protracted withdrawal know as waves and windows. Hopefully it will go smoothly for you!

Sun, Apr 5 9:29am · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I take either 25 or 50 mg seroquel for sleep depending on how many hours I can get. In other words I only take 50 if Im going to bed early or can sleep in. My problem with it is similar to what I experienced with ambien which is sleep internet shopping and sleep eating. But with ambien I did not gain weight. With seroquel since December I have gained 20 pounds and I can't blame it all on the extra food, its also a side effect of the med. @secretwhitepop have you gained? I take adderall which should help keep the weight off. I'm taking vraylar which makes all my muscles hurt making it harder to want to exercise (of course the extra 20 pounds doesn't help my body either). Its horrible because I've never struggled with my weight before and it adds to anxiety and depression for me. And it frustrates me because psychologically I'm doing much better than I was than being in wd and now its like my body won't cooperate! I'm also back down to 75 mg effexor and looking forward to eventually being off. I think the vraylar will take care of mood stabilization, so if I can do the prozac bridgewheb I reach 37 5 of effexor I'm hopeful I can stop. The good news is that I have a psychiatrist and a psychiatric NP who are both very helpful. It took a long time to find them.
I look back at how I was last summer and its honestly hard for me to see how I even survived those days. I was a comoletely different person then. My father put it well, he said that now its like Im waking up.

Sun, Apr 5 9:17am · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

And you're having good days because of the work you are doing. Good for you that you haven't needed the ativan.

Sun, Apr 5 9:16am · Tips on minimising withdrawal symptoms from Effexor (aka Venlafaxine) in Depression & Anxiety

I think its probably ok. I think it works on different receptors. I'd rather be on trazadone for sleep than on effexor lol. Keep up the great work!