The Pill & mental illness.
Posted 11 January 2017 - 02:54 AM
1977 - Collapse of health at 32 after 12 years of irregular and stressful shift work. 1977-84 – Ativan, then 1984-2002 Anafranil. 2002-13 – Effexor XL 150-187.5mg.
2014 Jan -2016 Jun. Had to raise Effexor to 225mg due external crisis. Chronic fatigue, tiredness and low mood. Felt I had reached a brick wall as far as medication went. 2016/6 - Blood tests, Folic acid.
2016 17Jun - Feeling better within a couple of days. 2016 13Jul - 212.5mg Effexor. (-5.5%). 2016 6Aug - 200.0mg Effexor. (-5.9%) 24Aug - 187.5mg Effexor. (-6.3%). 13Sep – 175.0mg Effexor (-6.7% . Folic acid finished after 80 days. Feeling best for a couple of years. 22Sep – GP Prescribed 5mg Folic Acid/day tfn. 3Oct - 162.5mg Effexor (-7.1%) 7mg Omeprazole. 2016 15Oct -disappointing to hit extreme fatigue again after 3.5 months, by 23Oct not bad again, despite having cold and old familiar sinusitis. 26Oct - 150mg Effexor (-7.7%). 3mg Omeprazole. 31Oct - 2mg Omeprazole, off 5mg Folic Acid. 7Nov - ZERO Omeprazole.
2017 9Jan - 150mg Effexor. Stalled at this dose for >2 mo. Will only resume later in year when mood lifts. 23Mar - 137.5mg Effexor.
Current other meds/Supps/Vits
540mg EPA /day - 280mg Magnesium Malate - Vit D, Probiotic. Honey instead of table sugar in tea and coffee, wef Oct16 and after taking sugar nearly all my life.