I am currently on Effexor for my dperession and it was working fine. After I was struck by anxiety/depression due to a health scare I had, my Dr. start me on Effexor 150mg/day. After the initial 2 week waiting period for the meds to take effect I started feeling totally back to normal again. I began enjoying 1 beer after work and a glass of wine with dinner daily. At the 10 week mark I went back to my Dr. and asked to reduce the meds to 75mg/day. He said not yet as it hasn't been 3 months. Anyways 1 week later I was getting ready to go out and it hit me! The depression came back. No kidding it was like hot liquid flowing through my body. My Dr. now has me up to 225mgs./day. This is day 5 since and I am slowly starting to feel better. I can't figure out why I had a relapse. Was it the alcohol???
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