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But my life seems to be going smoothly. I mean, my mom has liver damage from her alcoholism but she's been doing better. However, I'm still feeling depressed and suicidal at times. I'm on Effexor AND Abilify, but I still have urges to hurt myself. I don't know why I feel like this.
 

Autumn01

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But my life seems to be going smoothly. I mean, my mom has liver damage from her alcoholism but she's been doing better. However, I'm still feeling depressed and suicidal at times. I'm on Effexor AND Abilify, but I still have urges to hurt myself. I don't know why I feel like this.
Megan,
I'm sorry to hear about your mom. Glad your mom is doing better though.

I'm sorry that you are feeling low at times :(
Do you have someone you can talk to?
Maybe your meds need to be adjusted some- that may help you.
I hope you get to feeling better. :hug:
I'm here if you ever want to talk.
 
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Thank you both. :) *hugs*

I really never thought about asking to adjust my meds. I'm not scheduled to see my psychiatrist for two months because when I went and saw her just a few days ago, she said I seemed to be doing fine. But also said that if I start to feel depressed for a week or more that I should call her and schedule an appointment. Could maybe that be part of the reason I'm feeling pretty down?
 

Constantinos

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But my life seems to be going smoothly. I mean, my mom has liver damage from her alcoholism but she's been doing better. However, I'm still feeling depressed and suicidal at times. I'm on Effexor AND Abilify, but I still have urges to hurt myself. I don't know why I feel like this.
Hello persephone325,

Your mother needs you, she currently seems to be passing through a difficult time and she needs you by her side - i am happy to hear that she is improving but she still needs you.

I have a few questions for you - probably however i would recommend visiting your doctor also.

- What dosage are you taking for Efexor?
- When did you start taking Efexor?
 

Constantinos

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I believe I started taking it sometime in late March/early April. And the dosage I'm at right now is 225mg with 5mg of Abilify.
Hello persephone325,

The reason i asked was to see how much time passed from when you started. Since you still want to hurt yourself i would recommend you go to your doctor to see for an increase Efexor.

Also are you currently doing psychotherapy?
 
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