How many people need medication but are not on it?
How many people are on medication, but it seems to do no good?
How many people are on medication and are doing well?
Is there anyone who is on multiple depression medications?
I have tried them all and none of them work for me. I would either feel no effect or have bad side effects. So, I talk to my psychiatrist every 2 months for as long as I need to and I talk with my Therapist every 2 weeks. That is my medication.
I started out at 10 mg Lexapro 17 years ago. 3 years ago it stopped working so he upped me to 20mg. Worked great for 3 years then several weeks ago, it quit again. So now I'm on 20 mg Lexapro, Buspar and Cymbalta with clonazepam as needed. I hope this combo works cause I feel like I'm dying.
I don't think there was one drug not tried on me to no avail. Are you finding the right combo for you now and how is that going??
I have been thru the Guinea pig stage as I say with psycho meds, started with Zoloft, vistrial, Wellbutrin, geoden, they all had side effects, depression..crazy right? Weight gain, anxiety. All the stuff I was trying to get better from. Finally I went on Effexor xr 300 mg daily, Klonopin 2 mg, 1x/as needed, Trazadone 150mg, at bedtime. Those 3 meds worked wonderful for my situation. I still take them just lower doses and no more Trazadone or anything for sleep. Risperidone was my all time favorite mood stabilizer, I took it for about a year, still had ups and downs but my being on the level was mid range everyday. I felt so good. After a year it threw my hormone gland on the back of my neck that becomes active when you are pregnant. Unfortunately, I started lactating and the and the gland became inflamed and enlarged. I had to then resort to finding another med.