... felt as a kid something wasn't right. Now 5 years into menopause..it just isnt working so I switched to effexor xr. First couple of days I felt really good then I went back to being a bitch. 5 or so weeks in I increased to 150 for about a week and felt worse so I went back to the original dose. Now 2 1/2 months and I still feel bitchy like before. Should I increase my dose? Help somebody!!! thx
Hi ankglace, What does the doctor who writes these meds for you have to say about all this? Menopause is a very good source of feeling bitchy. I'm not sure that Prozac or Effexor have the ability to handle the variety of feelings that accompany menopause. If I were you, I'd have a very serious conversation with my doctor. If I didn't feel as though my doctor was "hearing" me, I'd get another opinion from a different doctor. You really shouldn't adjust your dose without a doctor's input. Take care of yourself, keemo7
Most women are really afraid of the hormone replacement therapy right now, but, it could help. Stress tabs with zinc are also good. It is a vitamin supplement with b and c and you can also get the store brand cheaper. I have seen several people mention a drink called "Natural Calm" that you can get in the health food store, but, I would ask my pharmacist to look at it to make sure it doesn't interact with any medicine you might be taking. If I read the ad right for the drink, it was $24.95. I am hoping I read that wrong and that was for a case or something,but, the people who recommended it on this forum said it was better than meds for anxiety and irritability. I have no idea what was in it besides magnesium. They said the raspberry/lemon was the best. When I have some extra money, I am going to check into it myself and have the pharmacist make sure it doesn't interfere with my 2 meds I take. They usually don't like you take herbal supplements when you take antidepressants, but, you could ask.
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