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Effexor Question. 'Please Help."

Butters

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I tried four different antidepressants since being taken off of effexor in August. None of them have helped. I got taken off the effexor in August because I didn't think it was working after being on it for five years.

After nothing else working the psychiatric decided to put me back on it in hopes it will work again. I'm scared it's not going to work like it used to. I have missed a lot of work and school due to my recent breakdown. I have also been sleeping for two days straight because of the anxiety. Any help is appreciated. Thank you
 

triceps

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I tried four different antidepressants since being taken off of effexor in August. None of them have helped. I got taken off the effexor in August because I didn't think it was working after being on it for five years.

After nothing else working the psychiatric decided to put me back on it in hopes it will work again. I'm scared it's not going to work like it used to. I have missed a lot of work and school due to my recent breakdown. I have also been sleeping for two days straight because of the anxiety. Any help is appreciated. Thank you
Can I ask which antidepressants you tried before trying effexor again? Sure hope you get some relief. Are you on anything specifically for the anxiety? I've had good luck with Lexapro. Again, I hope you can get some relief.
 

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I tried Vybriid, Lexapro, and Cymbalta. Each for a month each. I'm also on Geodon for a mood stabilizer. Oh, Xanax too. Nothing worked. I kept having bad setbacks and periodic breakdowns. Like right now.
 

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Well, you're doing about all you can medication wise. Let's hope the effexor takes hold.
 

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Can I ask how much of the Xanax you're taking? Have you started the effexor? I'm not sure why I'm the only one responding here. There's gotta be a number of effexor users.
 

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I've been taking between 6 to 8mg a day. Been on Xanax for a long time. I'm 6'3, 235lbs.

I take the Xanax 2mg bars. I don't like to but when it hits it hits hard and it's been hitting hard lately.
 

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Butters, all I can say is that things will get better. I'm rooting for you to head in that direction and get some relief.
 

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@Butters are you on any form of therapy? I know that doctors tend to subscribe meds and then that’s it. But therapy I a big part in overcoming anxiety especially if you are experiencing setbacks a lot. I would also suggest for to look into self mediation methods like mindfulness and some natural remedies.
 
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