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Increasing Lethargy after 15 Years Venlefaxine

Posted by Niniva on September 23, 2011, at 22:54:06

*rushes in and hugs everyone*

I can't believe that this old bbs is still here! Jeez, it's been ... forever.

Anyway, for 15 years, I've taken 37.5 mg Effexor XR every morning so that I don't cry, you know, exclusively, all day, nothing but cry. (I tried 75 mg, but I stopped sleeping entirely.)

Um, I've become so da**ed lazy that I worry about starving to death because walking to the kitchen sounds like a major chore. Clean laundry sits in baskets and then dirty lays on the floor where I took it off. Bath? Yeah, about once a week if I can get up to it. Work? I've been on Unemployment forever... Albeit, I can work when I have to, but I move slower than molasses. My favorite way to pass an insomniac night is to see what my imagination can make out of the creepy cobwebs that I would get down if I could remember some places to look for the broom.

Any suggestions that a reasonable person might take to their perfectly practical doctor, who hates dealing with pmeds?

Thyroid is still good (releasing hormone in high normal range, as always). Adrenals are good -- I came out of gallbladder surgery ready to fight. I also take a fish oil, multi vitamin, and glucosamine-chondroitin every morning - until I recently found myself too lazy to open the drawer.

This seems particularly weird to me in that dopamine release should be enhanced by my Effexor level. Could this mean that I have a dopamine problem? Would that be addition to the depression or is it the cause?

*pokes around* Wow, this place hasn't changed much.

Anything you guys can tell me would be appreciated.




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