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Sunnypeachy

684d

I’m considering going to a doctor about antidepressants. Can anyone tell me their experience on these types of medication, and what you took that worked or didn’t work? I know everyone is different, I just want to understand meds better. I have a harder and harder time getting out of bed each day, and I have been depressed since I was a teenager. I’m in my twenties now, and I thought it would be better by now but it sometimes feels worse. I think I’m ready to actually try medication because I am sick of doing this on my own.

    • lazydaisy

      681d

      @sunmypeachy my psychiatrist recommended it and guided me thru the process. I think you can do it independently but mine was the “middle man” with the dna lab company. Basically they swab your mouth like you would a covid test kinda and the lab gets results about which meds would work/wouldn’t work on you and which you’d be most likely to get addicted to plus other info 👍

      • Sydari

        681d

        @lazydaisy I just got this done and I see the results next week, I'm excited.

        • Mango_Monkey

          681d

          @Sydari was it expensive to get it done?

    • Sunnypeachy

      684d

      Thanks to everyone who commented - I really appreciate all of this insight and will continue my research.

    • Sydari

      684d

      Lexapro

    • Collxxn

      684d

      Wellbutrin has been the ONLY thing that actually works for me. I’ve been using it since 2017 and it has always worked but I recently got the dosage heightened and it’s great.

    • Sandia721

      684d

      I’ve been on Prozac and Paxil in the past. Both worked for a bit then didn’t work so well anymore. Now I’m currently on a combo of lexapro and abilify. And I do also take doxepin to sleep. This seems to work pretty well for me and has been for a good while.

    • lazydaisy

      684d

      Wellbutrin worked well for me and buproprion. Sertraline didnt work as well and took a while to kick in. I reccommend doing a swab dna test to see what works best for you. Its pricey but beats switching meds all the time and delaying treatment

      • Sunnypeachy

        684d

        @lazydaisy oh interesting. I’ve never heard of that. How does the swab dna test work?

      • Mango_Monkey

        684d

        @lazydaisy I didn’t know they had those! Like I knew they had it for genetics and stuff but not for which meds work best for ADHD

    • Mango_Monkey

      684d

      I’m in my 30’s now and have been dealing with anxiety/depression since I was in my teens, but only have been on antidepressants since I was about 25. They’ve honestly helped my life out a ton but it might take you a while to get the right med type and dosages. I was on sertraline for a while but it gave me ED so now I’m on a combo of bupropion and duloxetine and things have been pretty stable mentally and physically for the most part

    • Bmanlittle

      684d

      I tried citalopram and it works for me, just uped the don't to 40mg

    • Kiwi_11

      684d

      If you do get on them never miss a dose. If I miss one I get the absolute worse headaches of my life

      • 0_Shinigami_0

        684d

        @Kiwi_11 yeah I missed one and got so dizzy I had to sleep.

    • 0_Shinigami_0

      684d

      Some types of medications can take a while to kick in. I'm on fluoxetine/Prozac and it took a few months before it really started to work. My mom had to try a bunch of different meds before finding ones that work for her (she's bipolar). Try to stay patient and tell your doctor about any side effects

    • Elise_Laura

      684d

      If at first you don’t succeed.. try try again is my motto with meds. Be super honest with your provider and then record how you’re feeling each day

      • jenB82

        684d

        @Elise_Laura she has a point with keeping records. Start journaling or find a mood app.

    • jenB82

      684d

      Start with Prozac or Lexapro see if a serotonin reuptake inhibitor is all you need. And Google how a serotonin reuptake inhibitor works its pretty interesting. Prozac was my best antidepressant but I switched to Cymbalta recently because it also manages my chronic pain issues.

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