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Please help me... I don't know what to do...

Posted by taintedangel on April 1, 2004, at 1:22:53

I have felt depressed for many years and just before Christmas I totally broke down so I finally told my doctor back home. He started me on Effexor 37.5 then uped it to 75. My anxiety went away but the depression still persisted. I flew back to school shortly after this so he advised me to see the campus doctor two weeks after i got back. Well within those two weeks I started getting very violent mood swings that scared everyone in my dorm- especially myself. So I went to see the campus Dr and he thought I might have bi-polar and that the effexor increased the cycling of manic and depression episodes. So he lowered the dose so I could be weaned off and start something else. Within a couple of days I went totally insane and even had to have my parents fly in from out of province to come stay with me. After seeing another campus Dr she decided i didn't have bipolar to increase effexor to even more than i had before. Within a couple of weeks I felt so much better and was doing really well. Then shortly after I took a nose dive and practiacaly went crazy again but this time I locked myself away hoping no one would notice. My mood swings aren't quite as violent but they are very odd and frequent. I spontaneously stopped going to classes and slept nearly all day long. I started feeling good the last two days but i am very, very restless and jittery and can't sleep even thogh i am exhausted. Also with the last few weeks or so- around the time the Dr uped my dose again I have had a low sex drive and have not been able to orgasm at all. All this stuff is bringing me down and i'm afraid I'm gonna flunk out of university. No one seems to understand all these things and it's frustrating cause they think I make things up or that I am a freak. My mom thinks I'm just looking for attention and this is all imaginary etc- this hurts me even more. I feel like I have nobody to talk to... I know this probably seems like a long boring story but beleive me i have shortened it significantly. Anyone who has advice for me I would be extremely grateful to




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