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Taking prozac for depression. Medication changed to Effexor. How can I stop medication?

I have been on prozac for 2 years. I have found that in the past 3 months it has been lacking in its ability. I am depressive. I had my doctor move me over to Effexor about 2 weeks ago. Weening me off prozac for 1 week, taking half the amount proscribed. With this I took 1 pill of effexor for 1 week. Then i was bumped to 2 for a week. Ive been feeling more depressed. Its having an impact on my relationship. Is this normal when changing meds?
Asked On : Tue, 11 Sep 2012
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Welcome to HealthcareMagic Public Forum

Yes exacerbation of depressive symptoms is common whenever drug is changed. It also show that prozac was effective in your case.

As you are responding poor to treatment, there is need to find cause of poor treatment response, like:
-Biochemical and hormonal imbalance: need evaluation specially for thyroid gland.
-Vitamin deficiency: as you have unusual inner sensations
-Excessive stress in life
-Substance use: stop it if present

Apart from that aerobic exercise, effective time management, breathing exercise, healthy diet and yoga will help you.

I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Wish you Good Health.

Dr. Ashish Mittal
Answered: Wed, 12 Sep 2012
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