When do you start to feel better.

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Currently 3 months into latest depression and anxiety episode and no sign of recovery starting and feel been on slippery slope since Sept.

Going to see consultant psychologist end of Jan but going to phone and see if I can get a private consultation sooner.

im wondering if the venlefaxine ive been on for 15 or so years is no longer effective despite the increased dose, really want to feel and be confident that I'm in recovery.

I know I've posted similar in past but I know that you all know that reassurance and more reassurance is needed so I know I don't need to apologise.

How long have you been suffering or before you saw and felt the normal you popping up.

I think I just need to know I'm going to get better soon and that I may have gone through the worst.

My previous recoveries have been around 2 month mark when I noticed I was switching off from obsessive thinking without trying, and then my anxiety started to lift and I was letting things go, then as each week went by Id "go up a level" and notice I was better than previous week, don't feel anywhere near that yet.


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    There is a pilot scheme run by the Local Community Mental health team called Peer to peer support.

    I asked to join before Christmas to support someone going through a depressive episode.

    Its meeting for a coffee or a walk and making contact once a week.

    A sort of reassurance  there is light at the end of the tunnel.

    Maybe other Mental Health teams run similar schemes.

    It will run along the conventional treatments offered by the Gp,  Psychiatrist and Cpns.

    Would this help others on the forum?

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    Could it be you need two different SSRI to control the different parts of the brain ? Your GP should be able to sort this and advise. Krollette where in The UK is the group you mention I know where I am in lancashire they have Well Being Practioner and specialist groups too but not as you are describing it certainly sounds intresting


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      Thanks Jimmy, I'm seeing  psychiayrist Jan so I'm hoping that's what he will try.

      ive been on venlefaxine for 10 years 125mg per day then down to 75mg per day but uped it back to 125mg pd over last 12 months out of "security", so I'm wondering if my body has just got used to it and it no longer is effective like it was previously.

      The dose I'm on now 225mg is max outpatient dose, I'm told Wellbutrin can be added but I'm in hands of psych really.

      Thanks for reply btw.

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      The body is an incredible thing and as well as Anti depressants I on strong pain killer and like you I worry about the efficacy and what happens when the pain doesn't go away. 

      That said I always think thats way off and I deal with it when i ge there and whatever will be will be and as human we do have a great coping mechanism as our bodies learn an adapt.

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