Quoting *Mary Moon*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Vivian [♥]:</b>" IDk about the caffeine stuff. My mom ... [snip!] ... visit my parents lol Lots of coffee for her too. Probably why she sleeps like crap though, mixing Effexor and so much coffee."
Quoting LumpySpacePrincess:" I'm on Effexor. I ran out this weekend and you can only get them from your chemist and the withdrawals are a bitch. BIIIIIIIIIIIITCH"uuugh, i've heard!!!
Quoting Mommy of a giggler!:" I can't help at all, but since you seem to know a lot about antidepressants thought maybe you could help ... [snip!] ... needs to take something though - he's getting worse and worse all the time Any advice for me? (Sorry for stealing your post)"You didn't steal my post...you're fine
Quoting Vivian [♥]:" IDk about the caffeine stuff. My mom takes effexor and drinks like 20 cups of coffee a day lol.. But ... [snip!] ... just start crying and sleeping for days and gets super shaky and weird. Her dr told her it's one of the worst to wean off of."I heard that these were a bitch to wean off of also, but I kinda thought it was worth the risk. I understand about your Mom, withdrawals are horrid when it comes to Anti depressants.
Quoting Ashley R [[x3]]:" I hate that crap! I was on it and it was horrid!! It turned me into a evil zombie. Lol. But seriously ... [snip!] ... I was so mean. I had bad side effects to it. Sorry I have no help with the "jumpy" weird feeling. It done the opposite to me."Oooh, no good!!!
Quoting !!Katie!!:" You didn't steal my post...you're fine I've noticed that most of the anti-depressants I've tried ... [snip!] ... def. recommend having him go back to the Dr. and talk about it though. There is always help , and no need for him to suffer. "Well, after he punched a foot long whole through our wall by the back door because his life "is just so worthless and stressful" I called and made him appts with both mental health (who he stopped seeing before going off the meds) and his doctor. Both appts are next week. He's all over the place- some days he's super happy and almost giddy, then he just drops. If he doesn't get enough sleep he's horrible. This is the first time he's been destructive though.
Quoting !!Katie!!:" uuugh, i've heard!!! I almost didn't want to take them because of this....but I was feeling pretty smurffy. I have a 4 month old, so I really need to be on top of my game. "
Quoting Mommy of a giggler!:" Well, after he punched a foot long whole through our wall by the back door because his life "is just ... [snip!] ... then he just drops. If he doesn't get enough sleep he's horrible. This is the first time he's been destructive though. "Hmmmm....well, the part about his life being worthless and stressful - that's classic depression talk. Good job on making the appointments for him, sounds like he needs it. I'm not destructive, so I don't really know what to say about that. BUT, you said some days he's super happy and giddy and then he crashes? That sounds a lot like Bi-polar disorder. I don't have that, but I've known people who do, they have things like lithium which is a mood stabilizer and used a lot with Bi-polar disorder....it evens out the ups and downs. You definitely want to mention the mood swings to the Dr.!