HuggyBear Posted August 26, 2005 Share Posted August 26, 2005 Howdy all Got a cocktail query - over in the UK cocktails aren't really big in my expereince, certainly no GP, pdoc or therapist has ever suggested one. First some background though. 31 year old bloke. Depression and anxiety sufferer, v. dodgy self sabotage history. Been on a shed load of meds over the last 10 years. Most successfully on Effexor for about a year when I was brill on 75mg every second day(!) at the end. Then, thinking I was better (!) I withdrew with ease and six months later I was all over the show. Went back on Effexor, ramped up to 225mg per day for about 6 months. Didn't really shift the depression and the side effects were nasty. Withdrawal this time around was v. nasty. Went 5 months trying natural supplements (pah!) and recently went onto Lexapro (or Cipralex as we Brits call it). 10mg gave me mini mania then crashed. 20mg has helped the anxiety and the suicidal thoughts but the lack of motivation, inability to concentrate, inability to face life each morning and lethargy is still present...... so, thinking of using up the loads of Effexor I have left by adding 75mg a day. Why? Well I always found that Effexor is an incredible energiser, really gives me a motivational kick up the ass and reduces my need for sleep (especially in the first week when I get that lovely insomnia side effect). Question is though, has anyone tried this cocktail? Tried a search but didn't find a great deal. Really want to lose this brain fog, its making me even bloody nuttier than normal!! Thanks Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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