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Re: 2 wks on effexor having side effects not mentioned knitwhit

Posted by Chloe on November 3, 2001, at 21:57:18

In reply to 2 wks on effexor having side effects not mentioned, posted by knitwhit on November 3, 2001, at 13:19:39

> by my pdoc. I was previously on paxil then zoloft, which provided little help. So we're trying the effexor and even though the blue, flat feeling is gone, my patience level is at a bare minimum and the angry outbursts are far more frequent. And the anxiety levels are bad. If I'm not knitting I'm picking my cuticles, biting my fingernails, etc. Need to keep the hands busy or they wind up a mess. My spouse is concerned about the personality changes and parenting a 2 year old is challenging enough as it is, but right now I feel like I'm being way too hard on my little one.
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> I've noticed the changes too, and don't like it one bit, but felt that maybe it's just one of those transitional things. It's nice to have a "voice" back, unfortunately it's a lot bitchier than I thought it would be.
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> Help! Should I call my pdoc or what?

KW,
I would absolutely call your pdoc. Though this maybe be some "transitional" phase as you adjust to the effexor, your doc should still be aware of how you are feeling.
Increased anger and agitation can be signs that your depression is lifting. But it also can be a sign that this med does not agree with you, and you need a change. As a mother of a young child, you need all to have some measure of patience and control. And if you and your husband are noticing things that you are not sure of, by all means, call the person prescribing your medication!

Please take care.
Chloe


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