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Re: Antidepressant effect SLS

Posted by jessup on September 4, 2006, at 21:41:49

In reply to Re: Antidepressant effect, posted by SLS on September 4, 2006, at 20:21:31

Thanks for the support, i appreciate it. That 7 hours I had that clarity felt so good though that I'm craving it all the time now. I was on wellbutrin before this and it held me for 3 years well, that was my first antidepressant and was a simple drug. I hope it didn't spoil the other drugs for me being on it.

> > > but, back on topic, if you felt good for one day on effexor and since have not you need to re-evaluate the choice with your doctor and fine-tune your dosage or change meds. don't hang in there if you feel bad. the meds are all so different.
> >
> > But if you read the original post again, Jessup has only been taking this medication for ten days, and had the potential response on day eight. It really isn't surprising that something like that happens early in treatment, and it's certainly not time yet to give up on it. Had there been one day out of six months -- or even three months -- I'd suggest making a change myself. But at this point, it's worth holding on to see how the medication works once it's had enough time to kick in all the way.
> I agree.
> Sometimes, a brief positive "blip" response like that early in treatment can be a prognosticator that a more robust and persistent response will evolve later. When a change in brain function occurs that allows one to emerge out of a biogenic depression, even if only for a moment, there is no mistaking it. It is like watching a sunrise.
> - Scott




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