... if one will do it for all
Hi, wondering! Effexor can help with anxiety, to some degree, and Bipolar depression but it can also aggravate or cause manic/hypomanic episodes. Bipolar disorder is complicated and sometimes you just have to stick with multiple medications.
Have you ever been on Lamictal or Trileptal, or the mood stabilizer lithium? It might be worth asking your doctor because an antidepressant alone just can't treat Bipolar disorder.
Best wishes, WCV
I hear you when you say you are tired of taking multiple pills and I feel the same way. Multiple pills and several times a day - what a drag. BUT on the other hand I sure don't want to go back to the way I was.
SO the direct answer to your question is no. Effexor is an antidepressant and if you have bipolar you can't take an antidepressant without a mood stabilizer although the Effexor should start to make you feel better (less down) which will be great for you.
- Effexor Information for Consumers
- Effexor Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Effexor (detailed)
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