Feeling of despair and hopelessness. This is not me. I have never felt like this, ever. I never break down in tears and have eppisodes of endless crying. I live a very active lifestyle and enjoy life. Since I have bee off of Effexor 75mg and taking fluoxatine 20mg, my life has literally turned upside down. Not only am I suffering, but my husband and son are having to to deal with me.
I saw my doctor today and she couldn't believe the difference in me from 5 days ago. I went from a normal, happy, socializing, joyful-happy to be alive individual to this dark, in a funk, can't stop crying crazy person.
She wants me to start Wellbutrin. I am frightened to put anything else into my body after the horrible withdrawals from the Effexor. An attempt to help cope with PMDD has backfired on me. I have tried so many different meds up to this point that I feel like I want to just detox my system and deal with the 1 1/2 to 2 wks of my life each month affected by PMDD. I feel like I have taken the "pharmaceutical bait" hook, line and sinker and now I can't get the hook out.