Started TMS this week, 3 treatments so far. Those of you that found TMS helpful in treating your Depression, about how long did it take to start feeling a difference? I know everyone is different, but it would be nice to hear any feelings or time frames on how long it took to start feeling better. Thank you!
I have been struggling with depression for over 30 years. No medication works for me except Fluoxetine which has lost its effectiveness. I am at the highest dose and it is doing nothing
Every doctor I go to pushes me off to another doctor and no one will help me. They say when you're depressed to ask for help, we'll I've been SCREAMING for help and no one will help. I've been on a waiting list for a psychiatrist since February and I don't know how much longer I can wait. I can't even get… read more
@A MyDepressionTeam Member That must be really difficult for you! When I had trouble getting in to see a psychiatrist, I ended up (after bugging them a bunch) seeing a psychiatric nurse practitioner… read more
I apologise in advance for this long question. I've been on Imipramine (a Tricyclic antidepressant) since June, and as it wasn't working my then psychiatrist prescribed Lithium to take with it. I've been on it for about two months and they recently increased my dose to 800mg Lithium, as apparently my blood levels were not high enough. It has only slightly improved my mood and since going up to 800mg I have had really bad indigestion and pain in my upper chest and it hurts to swallow anything… read more
I would find a 2nd opinion. It seems to me that if you are having so many side effects with lithium, that it may not be a good choice for you!
After many years on different medications, I feel like nothing works for me anymore. Doctor has decided to try a combination of 2 anti depressants together. Just wondering if anyone else takes more than 1 and if so, is it worth sticking it out?
I was diagnosed about 15 years ago and each episode gets worse. I'm in therapy, taking meds; in short I'm working very hard, but still struggling. Recently I heard that someone in their mid seventies took their own life. I'm 59 and terrified that I'll be struggling forever. Depression is such a dark place to live.
Getting help is the best thing
I am wanting to go back to school to began advocate. Over the years I have learned a lot about our unjust system. Being a single mom who had to fight to get my housing back because I was discriminated against . I have grown to have a passion for it. The problem is I have a mood disorder and I'm worried that I go back to school and spend all this money and then have a hard time getting the job because I haven't worked in awhile. Or if I get the job will my mood disorder affect me? Just keep going… read more