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October 4th, 2009, 10:27 PM
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hello everyone. I'm Stasha i'm 26. i have 3 little boys, and an amazing boyfriend who has been very supportive from my diagnosis so soon in our relationship to my med changes. I have had depression since i was in highschool and have tried so many meds with no luck. Finally about 4 months ago i was sent to someone to see if maybe it wasnt just depression. I was diagnosed wtih bi-polar. I was put on some medication for it but lost my job within the first month of being on it so i couldnt go back to the dr and get a refil..i didnt even have time to see if it was going to work. I have been on Effexor XR for a while for the depression but just ran out of my 90 day supply on Thursday and couldnt refil it. so now i'm having all the side effects from it. and my moods are driving me insane. i'm going from happy to severly mad then start almost crying. i knwo this is part of it but i cant deal with it being a single mother of 3 little boys. I start school tomorrow night, and i'm going insane not working. I'm in therapy and thank god she is amazing and watching me and i can call her anytime. (She has worked with me on a personal level and as family therapy since my dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2006) She has helped me through him fighting for his life for a year and half to watching him fight for his last breath in a very tramatic death (the cancer didnt take him it was very sudden and very hard on me seeing him like that) to grieving (which i honestly stillhvent been able to do) and lots of other stuff. (long story but dont want out in the public) i'm hoping to find some support and some understanding from people who might be going through some of the some stuff. anyways sorry for the rambling and this being so long. thank you is you made it this far
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October 12th, 2009, 02:23 PM
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Hey welcome...this board is not very active but I pop in from time to time. Have you talked to your Dr about maybe giving you an Rx for a antidepressant that is on a pharmacy "cheap" list. I know Wal-Mart, CVS and Walgreens all have a list of prescriptions that are only $4/month. I was taking Paxil before I got pregnant and went with the generic $4 kind, I noticed no difference with the switch (I was taking name brand before)
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October 12th, 2009, 04:34 PM
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I agree ask your doc for a generic. Effexor withdrawal is hard. Have you checked into regular Effexor vs. Effexor XR? It's a lot cheaper. You have to take it more often I'm thinking twice a day but it's supposed to work the same.

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