Hi. I am diagnosed bi polar 2 comorbid anxiety/mood disorder. I have been on a roller coaster of meds for 3 years now. They work for awhile then poop out. My pdoc started me on Effexor awhile back, 37.5, then 75mg., then 112.5 and now just switched me to 150. My question is how long should I expect to feel better with the ramp up? Thanks.
Could take a few weeks! Been on Effexor for years, it works OK for me. Other med shave failed after a couple of years, but there's always plenty more on offer. I'm on 75mg daily, cut back from 150mg as I feel OK & don't want to take more meds than I need. Over 20 yrs on all kinds of drugs, but think in the end it's acceptance that helps most. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy helped a lot, ~& if I feel I'm losing it I still use it. It works. Best wishes
Thanks. My doc has had to ramp me up again, to 181.5. I was feeling good for about a week but not having a good day today. Not sure if it's because we just ramped up a week ago. I know when we went to 150, he said it would take about 7-14 days to feel the effects. I am on day 7.
Hi. Saw my pdoc yesterday. We ramped to 225 as I was starting to have depression and anxiety again. I have suffered from depression, off and on, since I was 9. I am 54 now. About 3 1/2 years ago, it reared it's ugly head again, except this time with anxiety. Right now, for the last month, I have had my older sister living with me as a house guest. Hopefully, she will be leaving this weekend. I think that may have something to do with it, as when she first moved in, Nov. 1st, in when I started getting depressed and anxious again. ( she is extremely high maintenance...!) I think that also may be related to being sick of having a house guest so long. You would have to know my sister. She is 63 and has bounced around her whole life from family to family. I feel she is undiagnosed bipolar, herself. But anyway. Thanks for the feed back.
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