Am on 300 mg of Effexor XR, and .5 mg of Xanax (for anxiety twice a day), it has been 3 months, and I feel like I'm going down hill again. Previously, as of June '11 I had been on 225 mg. Effexor xr and 400 mg. Wellbutrin (was adjusted over the yrs) since 1999, then in July '11 I had my first major depression since '99. Tried Abilify with Effexor, Cymbalta, then Vibryd... til Dec. '11 then went back to Effexor at the above dosage with Xanax... both Brand name NOT generic. My thinking that the switch to generic Effexor in spring of 2011 was the start of problems? Have not worked since September... I want to feel good again !!!
I have found some generics do act differently because they do not have to be so accurate for the dose as the name brand. Really, thank the FDA for that one.
Anyhow, what is your doc saying? The psychiatrist administering this dose should review your situation and see what may need to change. If you haven't seen this doc lately, a quick call may be a great idea. I know it is hard to motivate when you feel this way, but remember, you can get back to the real you. It is also helpful to take someone as your advocate when you go to keep track of what is said. I am working through a depression right now thanks to my meds and messed up health. So I get where you are coming from.
Stay in touch. Let us know how you are doing. You will get through this. You did it before and will do it again!
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