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Elavil

Elavil

Diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Could this work?

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

My mom took Elavil for depression in the 1960s. It's an old drug that works. I'm not sure about its Half-Life or how long it works for but it worked for her. Antidepressants can be good drugs but remember you are married to them for the rest of your life. They are almost impossible to get off of. If they make you feel normal have an absence of symptoms, then it is worth it. Otherwise I would stick to nutrition as a guide and exercise Social Life nature and all the good things to help. Meditate yoga anything you can find before taking antidepressants.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Meds work differently with each individual. In cases of bpd, it usually takes a mix of drugs to help somone. That is part of the reason why it is vital that you work hard with your medical team to figure out which ones work for you. I have a 2 friends with bpd and it took 22 years for the one to finally get his meds right, just because he didn't communicate with his doctors well, nor often enough.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Here is the thing that really pisses me off with figuring out meds, It takes weeks to months to see any actual progress or failure. BUT!!!!! 2 Percocets, fix EVERYTHING. Right NOW!!!! Soooo, for the past 6y10m5d all I've heard in the back of my head. Just to pills & it all goes away. My demon really knows how to torture me

posted over 4 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Welcome but make sure to ask doctor and do your own research

posted over 4 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I suffer from it's some as well haven't slept right in 4 years I read this a type of mania , I pretty much sleep Solid 3 to 4 hours other than that I'm in and out sleeping but I don't feel tired at all, my doctor said as long as I don't feel tired don't worry about it, your meds can cause insomnia as well you may want to take note of that...

posted over 4 years ago
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