rowen Posted February 8, 2008 Share Posted February 8, 2008 I was feeling pretty good for a month or so on 75 mg of Effexor XR. About two and half weeks ago, I had an incident that sort of set me back recovery-wise a bit. I definitely don't feel depressed like I had when I first sought treatment, I have been feeling a little down (unmotivated, somewhere between apathetic and slightly unhappy, haven't wanted to talk to anyone or leave my house - when I do it takes a lot of energy out of me) every day since then. My anxiety levels have increased somewhat. My insight as to what triggers my anxiety has been significantly better, but it has been hard for me to "talk myself out of it" (bleh, CBT). I'm anxious more times than not during the day. Overall, I don't feel nearly as bad as I did before starting Effexor XR, but I don't feel as good as I had before the incident. I think that I'm functioning pretty for the most part. AD's aren't going to fix everything - I know that I need to work. But I have felt better. Should I ask for a dosage increase? (The dose I'm on is a little low...) I don't see my pdoc for a month and a half. I've seen my tdoc since the incident, and she hadn't suggested that I increase my dosage. I hadn't asked, though. Thanks for your help. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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