my depression has been really annoying lately. I'll feel like it's getting better with the meds I'm taking and my routine and then I'll fall apart and won't even be able to get out of bed the next month. it's not like when I have short episodes it'll be like my body resets and I have to get my meds adjusted again and again until I finally feel better only for me to feel like shit a month or so later. I've taken about 4 different antidepressants, maybe 5 cause I don't remember if welbutrin is one or not, I've taken prozac and Lexapro which basically had no effect one me, welbutrin worsened my depression, and effexor I had an allergic reaction to and cannot take. I'm currently on a higher dose of zoloft which is the one I've been experiencing the waves of feeling better then not. I really don't want to change meds again considering each time I do I get hospitalized but I also don't want to reccuringly increase my medication. I'm unsure if there's an underlying cause or if I really just will have to stick with monthly psychiatrist appointments. advice is welcome and appreciated.
I've also been on 4 different antidepressants, most recently Effexor which seems to be working for me so far. Your situation sounds very frustrating, to say the least. Not sure if insurance will cover it for you or how much you'd owe, but a friend of mine did that testing to see which medications may work better for her. Another option you could ask your psychiatrist about are ketamine treatments. I've had those mentioned to me, personally. Lastly, I take several medications to help with my symptoms, so you may need more than just an antidepressant. I take Abilify as one, which I think is made to aid antidepressants.
Best of luck!
C I'm with you on the fact that I've had to change my depressant so many times and it's always made me sick the last one I put on literally has no effect like I feel like absolute garbage every freaking day and it's not something that people need to put on the back burner like everybody else says like if it's making you sick you should probably go to the doctor and figure out what's going on because it could also be an issue of the medication you might be getting sick off the medication but best of luck
This sounds like treatment resistant depression. It sounds like Zoloft IS an effective antidepressant for you. With treatment resistant depression, a mood stabilizer or anti psychotic are typically prescribed alongside an antidepressant if effective. Mood stabilizers do exactly what you think and consist of lamotrigine, carbamazepine, and divalproex/valproic acid. Anti psychotics are prescribed most often to bipolar disorder and schizophrenic patients to limit psychotic symptoms and also stabilize mood. Popular ones consist of Seroquel, Risperdal, Zyprexa, Latuda, Vraylar, Abilify, Rexulti, Clozapine, and many others. Discuss this with your physician. Don't hesitate to PM me to discuss this further. Best wishes ❤️❤️❤️
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