boatsie Posted April 10, 2012 Share Posted April 10, 2012 So after 3 months, I am down to 37.5,off the trazadone, and after beign down to .5 klonopin, using more to sleep. Our plan is to deal with the klonopin after the effexor. RIght now, the search is on for the mediation to substitute for the effexor ... the hope is with the use of CBT, mindful meditation, supplements, exercise yoga I will be able to find that magic balance which allows me to reprogram my brain to stability. im starting to have doubts. while this taper (effexor) has been hard, in the past week the signs of depression are increasing, including lately the true feeling of chemical shifts which ususally precipitate a break down. The hard to explain feeling of impending horror or the attachment of overwhelmingly frightening thoughts with everyday intereactions .. like it is harder to read, look at pictures, etc. without feeling just plain creeped out... like my mind is going to, on the verge of going somewhere ... and i have to rein it in. The team I am working with (a CBT and an integrative health MD) meets tomorrow to discuss next steps. Cymbalta,Lexapro, St.John's Wart and the new AD Vibid (?) are on the table. Getting off Effexor is #1. How we do it and if I do need to stay on some medication are in question. Im desperately looking for help here. IMO, the big problem is the lack of a support network. I just don't have friends and family involved and the more I get to know my friends the more I realize they are so sick of dealing with this aspect of my life. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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