I'm currently on 100mg lamictal once daily for Bipolar Manic Depression. I have been on this same dose for almost 6yrs & I dont feel I live productive life. Most days I sit on couch depressed & crying bcause I see all the housework that needs to b done but mentally I cannot physically get up & do it which upsets me even more... I am considering askin my Dr to change me to Effexor. Does anyone have opinion or similiar situation they could offer me some insight?
17 Jul 2012
I found Effexor to be horrible, but everyone reacts differently. I was taking it in additiona to Wellbutrin and all it did was make me nauseous(sp?), ruined my sex life and didn't help depression at all. When I started lamictal I was able to stop the Effexor cold turkey, which helped a lot. Now with lamictal and wellbutrin I've been cured.
20 Jan 2013
U sound like ur medicine isnt working? Though i went through this after my breakdown couldnt dress myself concentrating is still difficult when trying to get faily task done. I write list force myself to complete. Staying active makes me release endorphins makes me feel good. Plus it helps eith depression if ur busy no time to think about feel more depressed
Hope i helped !
13 Jan 2014
Effexor work well for me but it increase my appetite .. That was sumthing i didn't like due to me being conscious about weight gain. However now i am on zydis and 100mg lamictal. Both are working well for me. There are some days where i get depressed and cry abit but otherwise i am able to function well. Exercise helps as well with the release of endorphins.. I struggle to push myself at times but it pays off... Hope this helps
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