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Dancingthroughshadow

869d

Which medications work the best for your depression? I’ve tried all the major ones and I’m on a combo of ones now, but it feels like they’re not working. I’m wondering if there’s one out there I haven’t tried.

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    • beezle

      865d

      I cannot STAND SSRIs, they really don't work for me and I have bad side effects with them. I take an antipsychotic (risperdal) ((which also helps with dissociation)) and a mood stabilizer (lamictal)

    • Sillymongoose

      865d

      I take fluoxetine at a specific dose. I was on Lexapro for a while but I eventually reached the highest dose and needed more, but my provider suggested celexa (fluoxetine) and it’s the best thing ever for me.

    • beezle

      865d

      I cannot STAND SSRIs, they really don't work for me and I have bad side effects with them. I take an antipsychotic (risperdal) ((which also helps with dissociation)) and a mood stabilizer (lamictal)

    • fitzbar

      865d

      The best ones that worked for me have been the non-SSRIS (antipsychotics and MAOIs). Unfortunately all of those had horrendous side effects so I am not on any of them 😥

    • AppleJuice

      868d

      Trintellix

    • Ace.Chaos

      868d

      The only one that I've tried that's helped for me is citalopram

    • niceshyguy

      868d

      For me I've had the best success and least side effects with wellbutrin.

    • Rasin

      868d

      zoloft/sertraline

    • whitephantom

      868d

      Have you tried Cymbalta/Duloxentine?

    • alien.garbage

      868d

      Wellbutrin helped me for a bit, but after a while something inside my brain told me to stop taking it. So i did. And I feel better on my other meds without the wellbutrin. Im supposed to start Celexa for my PTSD , which i read is also used as an antidepressant, so I'm hoping it will help more than the wellbutrin. That being said, don't do what I did. I don't recommend stopping meds without telling your doctor.

    • VixenBelladonna

      868d

      Paxil is what has worked best for me

    • Charcoal

      868d

      Prozac was the best fit for me. I take the offbrand but it took about 4 or 5 different meds before getting to this one

    • bugboy

      868d

      SSRIs never worked well for me. For a long time, i was on Wellbutrin. That was the most helpful antidepressant i’ve been on.

    • Kayleezie

      868d

      Prozac

    • Suds

      868d

      Venlafaxine is working for me. I tried one before it and had horrendous side effects. This one just makes me a little tired and sad if I forget to take it. I also find myself a bit emotional and have a headache when I miss one. Otherwise, very little negative side effects and it helps me stay more positive. I highly suggest it, but as you probably already know, each medication works differently for each person. I hope you’re able to find one that helps you

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