Depression medication resistant

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286686 tn?1416015940 I was curious to know if anyone here is resistant to medication for OCD. He is on 300mg of Anafranil since December and started Luvox at the end of December and doctor has been increasing the luvox, so he is now on 300mg of luvox as of two days ago. This is the strange part.....
Avatar n tn The other problem is that medication alone is not sufficient. It has been well proven that the best approach is medication and counseling (psychotherapy). It works amazingly well. Thats what you should be getting. That's what you, or whoever is helping you, should push for. Don't give up now. Get the right treatment, and you will be okay. If suicidal thoughts are this intense, you should get help immediately and tell them it is an emergency.
Avatar n tn There are some studies that suggest that TMS may be useful as an alternative to ECT in treating severe or medication-resistant major depression. However, at the present time, there are no established guidelines for the use of TMS outside research settings. I am not sure if you are under the care of a psychiatrist. If you are not, I urge you to request for referral to one, as well as for interpersonal or cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Avatar f tn I have had treatment resistant depression for years and last June was implanted with the Vagal Nerve Stimulator Device, which is used to treat depression, since FDA approval approx 2 years ago. It had been used to treat Epilepsy for years. Until recently, Medicare covered the cost of the procedure (approx $35,000). It has now been denied, but some insurance companies do cover it. I am being treated by a Psychiatrist, who has over 40 patients with this device.
901137 tn?1267629789 I have treatment resistant moderate depression. (My doctor characterizes it as "moderate" as I am able to function on a daily basis. While saying this he acknowledges that it doesn't feel moderate to me) I tend to keep the hurt to myself. I was wondering if there are others who are experiencing the same situation.
Avatar n tn I know exactly how you feel. I've been struggling with drug resistant depression for thirteen years. I've been to more doctors and been on more anti-depressants than I can count and nothing has helped. I was ready to end it last month when I was convinced to try one more doctor. I went to this doctor and after fifteen minutes of medical background conversation, she gave me the answer I've been waiting for.
Avatar n tn I also suffer from treatment resistant depression. I'm just taking parnate right now. I also self medicate with hydrocodone, which my psychiatrist is aware of and realizes that is does help. I go to a pain clinic for it. They don't want to hear that I use it for depression along with chronic pain. I feel like I have to play their game. I don't take enough hydrocodone to elevate my mood enough, but I can at least have some relief on some days. I take 1/2 of a 7.5 twice a day on the average.
644988 tn?1236368148 was researching this myself a number of weeks back as there appears to be a good evidence base for lithium for treating people either severely depressed, previously treatment resistant or having exhausted numerous medication options or as an additional augmenting strategy. There's alot that does go with it owing to how it can impact upon your kidneys but i was seriously considered it.
Avatar m tn I know plenty about Zoloft, but I have never heard of the other two meds you mentioned. What I do know is that in some people (myself included) when the persons depression is of a severe level that it can be hard to find meds that work. I couldn't even list all the dozens of different meds I have been on in the past 18 years. More than I care to count. It is very seldom now that my Psychiatrist and I even find a combination of meds that even works.
Avatar n tn My husband is 64 years old and he has a depression for a long time like 11 years, and it started due to serious tensions. Now his mother also happened to have depressive as well as excited moods. My husband however managed without any medications for about 2 years and was taking only Larpose 2mg for sleep during the last 2 years.
Avatar n tn Relieving those symptoms supposedly allos us to think more clearly, identify the problems causing depression and fix those problems which in turn fixes the depression. That's the theory. Some of us have long term treatment resistant depression and even though we know what started it etc just cannot change it and how we think and react to life. For such people, including myself, a negative event is devastating and causes relapses from being OK.
Avatar f tn In the UK where I live, I have found that psychiatrists only deal with medication, nothing else. I am 71 now, but I lost my job because of depression. I went onto invalidity benefit until I received my retirement pension. Because of loss of job I could not pay mortgage, and had to move from a house to a 1 bedroomed flat. So much of our life is affected by the depression. You sound like a fighter, and I commend you for that.
Avatar f tn PB1, PB2, medicine resistant depression, severe anxiety, severe depression, mood swing disorder, "in the bipolar spectrum." At this point I could care less what they want to label my problems as. What I do care about however, is finding a medication that will help with my depression. None of the usual antidepressants have worked- Prozac, Zoloft, and so on.
Avatar m tn I am also medication resistant. About 10 to 15 percent of individuals with Severe Depression are what's refered to as "Medication resistant." From the sound of it you may also be med resistant too. In most cases like ours, it's not that antidepressant medication doesn't work for us, it just means that many of the SSRI and SNRI medications only work for us for a VERY short time before they lose there ability to produce a response.
Avatar f tn Has anyone been prescribed antipsychotic depot injections for recurrent endogenous treatment resistant depression?
20797525 tn?1510606213 I was angry when that didn't happen and I saw no immediate results. I stopped taking the medication out of sheer anger. Now I'm 19 years old and I wish I had... I weight over 300 lbs, my sugars are unregulated, I'm borderline diabetic, I have constant yeast infections because of high sugars, I suffer from terrible depression and anxiety and I likely have fertility issues. What suggestions can anyone give me on how to lose weight with some many uphill battles against me? Where do I start?
Avatar n tn Her primary care physician prescribed them. Upon taking the medication (1-3 tabs a week) my depression subsided, my body quit hurting, my thinking became clear, I had my prior level of energy return and I felt clear of the fog that has been plagueing me for decades. I am going to discuss this with my primary md today. Aside from the usual warnings what can you tell me about this as a treatment, if only temporary, for depression?
Avatar f tn Unfortunatly 2 years later that combo started failing (This is called becoming medication resistant) and another combo (this time more powerful had to be started) It's been a long hawl. Right now I'm taking Protriptilyne, Lamictal, and Lithium, with the booster folic drug Deplin. It's working ok at best, but hey I'm still alive and not in the hospital. I only have a couple more classes of drugs to fall back on. When I burn them out then and only then is it the dreaded MAOI's and ECT.
Avatar n tn I need someone's opinion. I was diagnosed with depression about 9 years ago. I was put on Zoloft which I took, relatively successfullly up until July 2007. I went off of it, thinking it was for the best and I didn't need it since I had been doing okay, in order to get prepared to have a baby. Needless to say, the results were devastating.
4592241 tn?1359816738 It's still typically reserved for people with more severe treatment resistant depression who have tried most everything else, and there are some risks involved of course, but I have seen a lot of good feedback about it on our Depression community. It HAS helped a lot of people. Again, just another suggestion, but it may be something worth looking into.
5864500 tn?1380893197 If you have truly tried a lot of different meds and therapy and just haven't seen any improvement, you may have a tougher case of depression (called treatment resistant depression). Your doc could shed light on that for you, if he/she feels that may be the problem. If that is the case, and you're doing as much as you can to address it, trying different meds and working hard yourself, then it may be time to discuss treatment options like ECT or electroconvulsive therapy.
Avatar m tn See, the virus is smarter than the medication and eventually becomes resistant (missing even a single dose can make you resistant). So, lingering over you is the ever-real possibility that your medication is failing; that your immune system is slowly vanishing. Eventually, most all HIV+ people will experience this. For some it may take 3 or 4 years, for others 7 or 10. But it happens.
4753943 tn?1359938169 Alcohol is a depressant and if your already depressed than you will feel worse. Some people really do suffer from depression but are medication resistant. Meaning meds just don't work for them and they have to find other avenues. Exercising, walking, yoga, meditation etc. having bloodwork done to see if you are deficient in areas that effect your mood as well as checking your Thyroid. Getting enough sleep is really important as this effects our moods also.
Avatar n tn Has anyone got any proof of the efficacy of ritalin for the treatment of treatment resistant depression? I am currently on 40mg of Celexa. I have been taking it for 7 mths with no improvement of my condition. I am hoping that the addition of ritalin may provide relief to this chronic depression.Any input would be greatly received.
314833 tn?1263263099 Sometimes meds don't work out for people with depression and it's treatment resistant and they have to turn to ECT as a last resort. My uncle had to have it done I think he said 20 times when he really lost it when my dad died but he has schizoaffective disorder.
520191 tn?1355639002 Thank you so much. I currently take 300mg seroquel but it hasn't done much for me apart makes me sleep which is really important to me, but i would really like the mixed mood to improve so i will talk to my doc about decreasing seroquel to 100mg and trying zyprexa and see what she says. the reason i like this doc is because she isn't all about medication and will give alternative to medication such as supplements which i like.