Hi all. First post on here. I’ve suffered from anxiety the vast majority of my life. I’m now 42.
I’ve never really had depression though. Yes, a bit miserable on occasions but never really had full on depression until 4 yrs ago. I’d moved out of a marital home to live on my own and I broke down a week after. I had though, literally just stopped taking my venlafaxine after a year of coming of them. I considered that to be the reason of my depression. A possible relapse.
I suffered this for 6 months until I gave in and went back on the venlafaxine. I was not too bad after that.
I have just moved house again. Yesterday I had the most horrific bout of anxiety. Truly atrocious. Today my mood has dipped very low. Reminding me of the episode 4 yrs ago. This time I am on the medication but my mood has disappeared. My question is, and I respect everyone is different, but could yesterday’s horrible episode have basically made the meds’ not work? Will a few days be a healer and the meds regain their strength and start to make me level? I cannot cope with being like I was 4yrs ago. I am on 75mg. I know you can’t give any facts due to forum rules, but if anyone has experienced similar, I’d love to know. Thank you, Chris.