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Vie541

663d

Options for medication resistant major depressive disorder. Are there any treatments that have worked for you? I've done 2 rounds of TMS also.

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    • chickybones

      640d

      @Cece7 I agree, effexor was like the only med that's worked for me too!

    • Cece7

      656d

      Effexor is really the only thing that worked to stop my depression from being overwhelming. I really struggle with finding other ways to treat it other than doing therapy weekly which of course also helps but I find that my depression gets very overwhelming if I don’t have the extra help from medicine. I know you mentioned medication wasn’t really working for you so I hope others may have more ideas! I would just make sure to have a good therapist to work with because that’s the only thing I’ve known to be useful

      • chickybones

        640d

        @Cece7 I agree, effexor was like the only med that's worked for me too!

    • chickybones

      662d

      Ability and effexor has helped me

    • Summersolstice

      663d

      Done everything available. Next step, esketamine.

      • Daz

        656d

        @Summersolstice good luck! It didn’t work for me but some people have great results.

    • Vie541

      663d

      They tested me for bipolar and cyclothymia, but it's just MDD caused by cPTSD. I'm on 5 diff meds. I'm the best I've ever been, but still have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning if I don't have to. I want to wake up and look forward to starting my day. I want to find things I look forward to, but I'd rather just lay in bed. I will say I no longer cry all the time or have suicidal thoughts. Def a plus!

    • SalineTurnip

      663d

      I have bipolar depression as well. Ziprasidone is what's working for me. It also helps me sleep sometimes, so I take two 40mg pills at night.

    • Lucilou

      663d

      Lithium helped me with my bipolar depression. It's not as great as I'd like it to be but it's better than having suicidal thoughts every day

    • cupcake123

      663d

      I got diagnosed with bipolar depression. Do you have episodes? Like where you are suicidal? I just started vraylar. I hope it helps im so tired. I also realized that im beating myself up in my mind all day and putting myself down. Im trying to stop but thats a hard habit to break

    • Daz

      663d

      Ugh I’m in this same boat!

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