About Me: Female, 63, seattle, WA, member since Sep 2008
I have OCD and depression. I am a retired nurse. I have recurrent psuedomoas otitis externa. I like photography, gardening, reading. I have suffered social anxiety, I have 2 cats, 3 guinea pigs. I live alone. I enjoy research and how people interact with each othe
[More]r, attachment and bonding. and I am a real introvert. I take on other people's problems to avoid my own. I've been a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault. I've been married 3 times...2 divorces and my 2nd husband died of rectal cancer
I am on the same amount of effexor. I have never experienced "gut seratonin" but I'm sure I will now since I am hearing about it now - ha! Glad it's only for 5 seconds. I will keep you posted. Anita
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I read where you have been taking effexor for 10 years. I didn't know it had been around that long. I just started taking it 7 weeks ago. I am 49, and clinically depressed. Also borderline bi-polar, but my pdoc gives me something else for that. I had been on Prozac, my life saver for 14 years, but my health ins. co. wouldn't let me get the brand name anymore this year, and the generic wasn't doing the trick (or so my mind thought). I like the effexor. I hope it will be my new life saver for the next 10 years. Anita
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