I have been dealing with depression and anxiety since I was about 8 years old. I'm not 27 and am having a particularly bad "flare up". I've been controlled on Citalopram for many years now, but all of a sudden, it is not doing the trick. My doctor has added Effexor and we're working our way up to a therapeutic dose. A little over a week after we doubled my 75mg to 150mg, I began having weird symptoms. I felt slow, delayed, fuzzy, and disconnected from my body. I would also just get waves of overwhelming sadness. Of course it happened on a weekend, so the weekend MD just told me to go back to 75mg and follow up on Monday with my normal MD. So, today, she told me "Let's increase it by 37.5mg". I don't know, I'm feeling really discouraged and upset and I just want to say GTFO to the Effexor. Today, I basically just spent the day in bed until my BF got home and convinced me to take a walk around the block with him and the dogs. I'm so sick of this awful feeling.
Have any of you had side effects like this on Effexor?
I guess I'm just looking for words of encouragement more than anything right now. Thanks