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HI I HAVE BEEN ON EFFEXOR 300M PER DAY FOR 12 MONTHS AND HAVE

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HI I HAVE BEEN ON EFFEXOR 300M PER DAY FOR 12 MONTHS AND HAVE NOT HAD MUCH RELEAF FROM MY DEPPRESION , DOSE THIS DRUG SUIT MOST PEOPLE

THANK YOU TONY
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Selah R, M.S. LPC replied 6 years ago.
Thank you for trusting JustAnswer with your important question.

Effexor is a very good drug for a lot of people, but all medications work differently for different people.

If you have had no relief from the Effexor, then it's time to try something else. If you had some relief but just not enough relief, your doctor might want to consider adding on an additional medication such as Abilify. Some people have not responded well to Effexor, but have responded to the newer version of Effexor called Pristiq. Again, if Effexor is partially working, that might be an option to try.

Some people don't respond to anti-depressants well, and instead need a class of medication called mood stabilizers such as Lamitcal, Risperdal, or Zyprexa. These can be started in addition to your current medication so you can wean off the Effexor while starting one of these medications.

Hope that helps,
Selah
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