depression returning after a year

Postby Tenaka » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:18 pm

Hello Folks

Having suffered a couple of depresseive episodes every year for the last 30 years, this is the first time I have reached a 12 month milestone without an episode but my joy has turned to despair again. I have been on Venlafaxine slow release for many years, 300 mg a day, (used to by 225 until last year). I had food poisoning last weekend and missed a day's dosage and now I am feeling anxious and can feel the Black Dog waiting to come in.

Surely missing one day of meds can't do this? Maybe it's because of the food poisoning and I am just worried of becoming ill again but my mind is racing and I am edgy but just feel so tired today. Any thoughts would be nice to hear.
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Postby Fellow Traveler » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:33 pm

Hello Tenaka and let me apologize forr not seeing your post earlier. There are some caring people on this site yet of course we're all going through something.

I was reading an article about a recent study on the efficacy of placebo pills when the test subjects are told from jump that it's a placebo. Well the amazing result of this study was that the majority of them were cured of their symptoms or saw them diminished even though they knew they were taking a placebo. When you stated that you felt the onset of depression after only missing a day of taking your meds raises the possibility that your depression might be banished by a placebo instead of taking a real drug that I'm sure has some negative side effects. Might be wrong, just sayin'
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