what are the absolute best antidepressants thinking about switching and how to get off effexor?
please help I wanna live a happy normal functional life I'm tired of being depressed all the time don't wanna make my girlfriend feel like shit anymore. the feeling of cutting and offing myself is overwhelming and overtaking me please someone help I need it desperately 😭😭






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  • Oarfish


    Anti depressants can only do so much for us, so if you're having overwhelming thoughts of harming yourself I encourage you to seek professional help! But if you are looking to change your anti depressants, I've been on bupropion and escitalopram for a few months and my mental health has improved so much.

  • byrdy_


    I highly suggest looking into a GeneSight test. It is what led me to the medications I’m on now that I’m content with

  • wombatz


    i want to second that antidepressants can only do so much, medication and therapy combo statistically show the best results

  • SheGathersRain


    No medication is going to be a cure-all and everyone responds to meds differently. What works for someone else might not work for you. I’m personally on a combination of lamictal + mirtazapine + sertraline and it’s been helpful for me. It took a few years of trial and error to get here and, like others have mentioned, I’ve needed more than meds alone to get to a good place. I also go to counseling and rely on my support system to help me stay well. If you’re feeling suicidal, of course I urge you to seek emergency help to keep yourself safe. Keep hanging in there—I wish you the best.

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