... problems which my doctors thought they understood. recentely i was on the effexor xr and i was only on he low dose of 37.5 but i had TERRIBLE side effects. i actually got sever anxiety attacks frequently, which was the reason i stopped it in the first place. I've only been off the medication for 3 days and i feel so.. hopeless. I'm really tired, I'm so dizzy, everything seems so sureal and that I am just like going to the motions of things, i also have these things which i have read to be called 'brain shivers' and they are driving me insaneeee! they don't hurt me but they re so distracting, i get them about 5 times a minute and it's like 2 pulses or surges of something in my brain and i can feel it in my body as well 50% of the time. Just for the past 6 months I've been going through a lot of medical stuff and this is the last thing i need, i just want to cry all the time, and i'm so unmotvated to do anything, so this makes school really hard for me. I have a lot of friends and I am and have always been really good student, and i usto work out every day, but since all this stuff has happened i just don't seem to care anymore. I just need help because what I am living isn't the kind of life that i ever wanted for myself :( i just want to be like everyone else my age and worry about what i'm going to wear the next day, rather than if i am going to make it through the day at all. please help me someone, i don't know whatelse to do
Hi well I have been on paxil for about three weeks and I have noticed a difference
I actully feel normal I didnt realy have any side effects but everybodys different you just need to find the right medication just talk to your doctor and you will find the right medication for you just keep trying good luck
My daughters went through the same feelings at your age. If there isn't an underlying physical condition causing your lack of interest, this could very well be a normal phase of being 16. It's a tough age for sure. Not sure where you're going in life, fear of failing, being accepted by peers, panic attacks big time! Have you thought about counseling? There are ones that specialize in teens your age and understand the pressures you face. You might not recognize them right away, but they are there. Before you start another medication, please ask your folks about setting up some counseling. They are the experts. If they feel you need meds, then by all means start taking them. Effexor is one of the stronger ones. Were they prescribed by your family doc? Believe me, I'm not trying to down play your situation. But please try counseling before starting more medication. You're young and have your whole life ahead of you.
A good counselor CAN help you understand better what you are going through right now. That will help. You also said you used to work out? Force yourself in to doing that again. It will reboot the endorphines in your brain and give you back your energy. Good luck to you and I hope you have a great new year!!
I do not mean to discourage you, however, the fact is that patients that are being treated for depression often have to try several different medications for at least a period of 6 weeks before they feel any positive effect.
Speak candidly with your doctor about trying an antidepressant in another classification (there are four).
Hang in there and please let me know how you are doing.
After I reread your question, I DO remember my youngest daughter was prescribed Paxil for a short period of time. It helped her a little and she was able to get past the anxiety and depression. She now has her Masters in Clinical Psychology and is doing great. But I really believe forcing yourself to start working out again will kick start those endorphines. What else she did was start journaling. At the end of each day write down all the days events, how you felt,etc. Do you have a best friend you confide in? Talk with her/him about what you're going through. Believe me, talking things out may give you a new perspective on things. Hang in there. You will get past this and thrive once again :-)
thank you guys for puting in your imput. I'll try to do some of your suggestions such as forcing myself to work out, journaling, and such. The only hard part with that is i'm SOO extremely tired, every day i feel like i only got about 2 hours of sleep when i get about 9 or 10 each night! blehh, this just sucks :'( Oh and yes, i do have a best friend that i tell this too, but i mostly talk about it to my family. I really hope stuff starts to get better soon because i seriously can't handle the way i feel.
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