I have been treated for depression for over 20yrs and now have severe major depression for last 6 months. I also have anxiety and panic attacks.
Sorry you are having so much trouble finding an anti-depressant that works for you. I am bipolar type 2 depressed, which means I hardly ever get manic. So, essentially I have been depressed most of my life. I started with a dose of 25 mg a day and maxed out at mg daily. After a couple of weeks, started feeling a whole lot better. It was amazing to me. I thought the highest mg pill they made was 2 or 3mgs. Anyway, I was just amazed at your post, and I decided to comment on it.
But I hope your meds cheer ya up a bipolar medicines depakote and seraquil, and you can live a happy, productive life. God Bless you and your family. I take 4 mgs of Klonopin a day. Yes, I always forget about Kolonopin. I took that for awhile and it DID help, but it made me more tired than Xanax and the sleepiness from Xanax went away.
I am also Bipolar. Are not working like they used to. I am on mg of Lamictal twice a day and it has been a God sent to me.
Whatever med changes are in my life, the Lamictal will not be cut. I feel the same way about Lamictal and Klonopin. I take mg. I also take Gabapentin for depression and pain relief.
God bless you and I pray you find the med that will alleviate depression, Anna, bipolar medicines depakote and seraquil. I too have had help with Lamictal. I still go through depression, but the agitated states are not as bad.
From reviews that I have read its rated high for severed depression hoping the best for you. Tried Abilify which did help BUT caused me to gain a lot of weight and lose balance. Do you think someone who is not bipolar and has chronic major depression would benefit from the Lamictal. Looking for new shrink here in NYC. I recommend Pristiq which is an improved version of Effexor, bipolar medicines depakote and seraquil.
Also, you have the option of increasing the Effexor XR to a maximum of mg. I have had to change my antidepressant every 5 years or so to get continued relief.
I am finding Pristiq to be very effective. I may have to try that Pristiq. I have been on Effexor EXR for many years and it works, but not as good as it used to, bipolar medicines depakote and seraquil.
My psychiatrist At Mayo clinic had increased it to mg a day. I spent 30 years on Effexor, am off of it now and bipolar medicines depakote and seraquil never go back.
I have been off meds for about 3 years and now I am looking for something else for my mild depression. Weaning off of Effexor was way too hard, never want to go through that again. Hi,sorry 2 read u have had it that long. HI, I saw your post and was wondering if you have ever taken Xanax before you tried Valium?? I was just curious.
Wow, I am interested in this as well. It works great to relax mind and body without drowsy or spaced out effect. Thank you for your reply. It was very helpful. Once again I am beginning to feel very depressed even though my psych has increased my Vybriid and xanax to 40 mg a day.
Very unmotivated sleep all the time when I am not at work. Mornings I am so foggy until midday then a small window of time I feel " normal". I see my psych in three days. I am so at my wits end. I was on small doses of valium everyday for ten years and it worked great never a let down with it.
I do not know why my doctor changed it. Because it worked so very well. There are so many, and so many variables as well. What works for one does nothing for someone else. Be patient no pun intended and keep a good relationship with your Dr.
Did your Effexor ever work? Pristiq is similar to Effexor, so the change from Effexor to Pristiq should not cause major withdrawal symptoms. I changed to the Pristiq to get a better sex drive which it did help. My depression got severe while taking Effexor, then just increasing it took away my depression about a month later. Hope that might help you. No one should suffer from depression.
Hey I have a question about the pristiq that you are taking. I looked up the side effects and it said it decreased the sex drive. So with you it increased it. I hurt my back 2 half years ago and Im very depressed and improve my sex drive. Did you have very many side effects with this medication. I looked up probably over comments from viewers on this bipolar medicines depakote and seraquil about this bipolar medicines depakote and seraquil. Many of them were enthusiastic about how much it raised their sex drive.
A few of them said that it had made bipolar medicines depakote and seraquil difference. You would just have to try it. I have allergies to many, many other medications. When medical staff see the list, they remark on it. To Leonavid, I am so sorry to hear that. Were there any changes in your life, like menopause, or a major life change? I assume that you have seen a specialist, a good psychiatrist who knows how to supplement and mix medications to more effectively treat depression.
Again, I am so sorry to hear about you. I hope that you might find something that will help you. And no, there were no major changes. It seemed to me like one day I was fine, and the next I was Years ago there were none of the newer anti-depressants and I had very few to try. The only reason why I went off of it was because I developed a side effect.
Yes, there are dietary restrictions, but when you feel so great, you are happy to not have the foods. It sounds like you have given up. I hope that you might find your way to trying again, bipolar medicines depakote and seraquil. Two medications in my entire life have ever worked for me on that issue, bipolar medicines depakote and seraquil.
The second was Cymbalta which worked quickly for me and was on up to mg then dropped down to 60mg. The starting dose is 30mg. It is also possible that you may need a combination of medications: I hope that helps you and gives you some food for thought. Good luck with it and keep us posted should you need additional support or still have questions. Great answer Mary, bipolar medicines depakote and seraquil, The important thing to remember is every body is different and reacts differently to each and every psych med.
I know it is Some 25 years ago, I was sent to Yale New Haven Psych Hospital as a "case study" because my psych doctor was having such a difficult time getting my meds and me under control. I learned a lot from that experience. The footprints always seemed to lead back to my room. Oh yeah, and really finally, e learn to lie to get out of the psych hospital quicker. I was young, rebellious and hated hospitals and most of the staff I ever had the displeasure of meeting.