I have what I call clinical Depression and Anxiety, My Anti Dep medication was changed abt 6 months ago, I have been given no new medications since then.

The last 2 weeks I have been having trouble with lack of energy and sleeping a lot, it swings from day to day, 1 day I have energy and I get out and do things, then next day I get up as usual but within a couple of hours I need to return to bed and sleep, I will sleep for another 4 to 6 hours, on top of my previous 8 hours sleep.

My doctor did up my Efexor from 187.5 mg to 225 mg and said I should notice a change within 24 to 48 hours, that was on Wednesday, I am still no better, I have had 9 hours sleep last night and battling to write this now, as I am fighting the need to go back to sleep.

Has any one been through this? anyone got any ideas as to y this is happening? I have another Doc appointment for Monday.

Thanks in advance, I think I will head for bed again.


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  • Yes it all fits with depression. Beware it can always get worse, so hold onto what you have. Structure your day exercise eat well and socialise

    Good luck

  • I sleep far more than I should. But when I'm sleeping I'm at peace no anxiety no panic just peace. I want to improve its soul destroying being like this. Don't know how to stop all the negativity. Wish I could go to sleep and not wake up.

  • That's depression for you. I sleep more that I should for a person my age, more than my husband who is 10+ years older than me.

    I can get up at 8 be back in bed by 10. Then not get up will 4pm and back to bed from about 10pm.

    I don't no what efexor is so can't comment on them. I hope you start to feel the medication change for the better soon.

  • I agree with Goldfish, extreme tiredness is one of the symptoms of depression. The worst thing is staying in the house so best to get out go for a walk,coffee with friends as socialising does help and takes your mind off your worries. Give the medication a bit longer to kick in but it should help.

    Take care and hope you feeling more energetic soon xx

  • Thanks for ur reply's, it is not the normal tired, it's like when u have gone without sleep for 36 plus hours, I just can't keep my eyes open, as for doing anything I am very uncoordinated when I am like it, I have tried to shake myself out of it but nothing works and it is or has been so far, every second day, the opposite days I have an abundance of energy, it is almost a really, really extreme Bipolar episode.

    I can't afford all this sleeping, I have 2 horses to look after, where they r the ppl keep and eye on them but I need to work them, especially the un broken one.