I am unable to sleep at night if I don't take doxepin,my memory has gotten worse on doxepin but I need to sleep or I get more anxiety and depression? I don't like taking any of these drugs,but I feel I have to as I cant seem to get off them for the increased anxiety I get when I do try to slowly reduce even.
I wouldn't ever take Effexor 4 X' s a day and then another 10mg at night! Effexor can be very bad for your heart! I had to be in the hospital in 2013 for a heart condition and the very first thing they did was wean me off of Effexor, explaining to me that taking that med can cause a prolonged Q-T interval with each heartbeat. If that happens your heart can go into an arrhythmia (which is an abnormal heartbeat) an not be able to come out of it and back into a normal what is called a "Sinus Rythym". If you don't mind my asking, what do you take the Effexor for? Since being hospitalized in 2013 (for 5 months) I've had to change almost every med I was taking and had to have all of my Dr.s look up each med to make sure that it wouldn't prolong my Q-T interval. My advice to you is to have the doctor look up another med that will help you with your depression & anxiety.
I take Trileptal now, only after trying many others and it is the only one that truly works for me. 300mgs in morn & 300mgs at bedtime. This med keeps me on a very even keel yet still lets me feel emotions like happy, sad, angry, sorry... etc. without my feeling like a zombie like some.meds do. Please get back to me on your progress. Would like to know how you are. Best of luck to you! ☺
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