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I had my psychiatrist appointment last week and she asked me how thing were going. I said they have been better, She heard, I was doing better. After we got that straightened out and we talked about it, she asked about work. I told her that it was not going well. I teach vocational classes and although I designed and wrote the PowerPoint presentations that I use, I get lost in the middle of them. She asked what I meant by lost and I told her that I will forget what I was saying and going to say. I struggle to find words I used to use on a daily basis. She asked if this happened when I am depressed, I told her it happened all the time so I must be depressed most of the time. So she decided it was time for a medication change.

I have been taking 60 mg of the celexa and 150 mg of the Buprion (Welbutrin) in the morning and again in the afternoon. I am now weaning off the celexa and am starting with 75 mg of venlafaxine hydrochloride (effexor) and will build that up to 225 mg.

I am not sure how this will work. Does anyone have experience with Effexor and/or the Effexor/Welbutrin combination?

I also went to see my PCM, turns out I have a growing problem and not a going problem (enlarged prostate) so now I am on medicine to reduce that. It sucks getting older

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If you are like me eventually you will be grateful that that pill works so well. I mean the one for prostate.

I was recently started on Celexa and my memory used to be pretty good for someone my age and condition.

Good Luck let us know how the new meds do

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Pete,

You were absolutely right. It took a couple of days for that prostate pill to kcik in, but I went from having to get up 4 - 5 times a night to once a night. Plus I can sit through an entire movie now. I am not sure about the other pills yet. I hope they help my memory. Hell, I ain't but 48. Just last year I was not having this problem.

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