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What Meds Help With Chronic Depression And Motivation?

What Meds Help With Chronic Depression And Motivation?

I will see my doctor February 21st and wonder what to try. I am now taking one 60mg Cymbalta per day for one year now. Wondering if there is something better for chronic depression and motivation?

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

With respect, I'm assuming you have had clinical assessment. It's very unwise to self diagnose as you can spiral off from lack of objectivity. I've done that, I think many do.

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I'm on 90 mg Cymbalta and 2 mg of Abilify, which helps the Cymbalta to work better. But I still have times when I'm not motivated. I just try to start with one small thing and then if I feel like doing more, then go on to another. One thing at a time. If I just want to go back to bed, I try not to get down about it. There's always tomorrow. Hope that helps.

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I feel that you really need to be open with your doc. and honest. about how you are feeling. is this doc a P doc. ? if you do not have a psychiatrist I suggest you find one. As far as motivation goes,, what do you love doing ? start with something that you really love doing ! Me I love to make cards ! I also have stickey notes around my home, of words "i am worth it "
"i can do this this" "i am enough". These words help me to stay motivated. I also listen to music ! hope this helps, you can do this ! I am going to add you to my team, I hope you keep me up dated, HUGS

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Have you trued Effexor yet? It has worked the best out of all Ive tried before. I am on a very high dose. Its still pretty bad, the depression, but I can at least function.

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Fitalapram I found was a good energy/mood elevator with knock on affect of more positive attitude as you feel energetic. It also has a calming effect as opposed Lexaprr which gave the energy boost but, for me, with a slightly nervous edge.

Down to the individuals brain chemistry.

Recently have been using Quetipine/Serequel and find it very good mood stabiliser in my case. Dials background emotional state to where it use to be at, at my best.

posted almost 3 years ago
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