Depression medication resistant

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Avatar m tn Xanweaner has made some very good suggestions. 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.
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.
286686 tn?1416012340 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 m tn I have drug resistant depression, well Bipolar. I have been treated for 30 years. I also have other illnesses with constant pain such as MS. I found a good Psychiatrist who tries different things. I also have a therapist who I talk to and teaches me self hypnosis. My Doctors are looking at ECT. I am not sure how I feel about it yet. I may not be able to have it anyway because of my headaches. I personally am trying to do the best I can.
314833 tn?1263259499 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.
794366 tn?1418009395 Hi, I am 45 and have also suffered from long-term severe depression which seems to be resistant to medication, it helps a bit but not as much as I would like. As yourself I have much to be gratefull for in life and live a very peacefull life, but the depression just debilitates me often. I read somewhere about some kind of electrical brain stimulus, very low-dose, that was effective with nonresponsive depression.
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.
407790 tn?1397761026 My doctor just put me on Abilify, which I'm not very happy about considering the side effects. However, I have treatment-resistant depression so I'm running out of options. I will be taking a very low dose, though: 2.5 mg. Does anyone know if you're less likely to get side effects if you're on a low dose? Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.
Avatar n tn I think this may be simply because you were on the same medication so such a long time that you brain and body has just become so used to it being there. Maybe this is your brains reaction to being without the drug. The good news is that since Zoloft was effective for you over a very long 12 years, then you know for sure that your not medication resistant. Trust me you don't want to be medication resistant. I am and it *****.
644988 tn?1236364548 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 For 95% of people the effective range for Zoloft is between 50 to 250Mgs a day depending on the severity of the depression and how medication resistant you are.
Avatar m tn There are many theories out about depression and especially resistant depression. I read a book, and I am just winging it here right now as I am not near my library, but the book says that all depression is resistant because of the emotional pain that we need to go through to come out on the other side of the depression.
3166043 tn?1514260018 For someone with treatment resistant depression, ECT can be a life-saver. You can read about it on many many sites, just google "ECT". Hope that helps. If that's something you're interested in, ,or curious about, ask your psychiatrist about it.
Avatar m tn To their supprise they found that it was much more effective for their resistant depression than it was their back pain. I'm talking about perople that have true severe Refractory depressive dissorder, not mild to moderate depression. These people were having to take combinations of Psycotropic AD medications just to get partial relief of their cronic dissorder. Guess what?
Avatar n tn Likewise, I was given eye drops (TobraDex) after the floxin ear drops failed to clear up a resistant infection. I don't think it will hurt you, but mine burned a bit when I first put them in. My ENT said the eye drops have a steroid, so they it is more aggressive at killing infections. Anyways, after 3 weeks of the eye drops....even the eye drops hasn't fully killed the infection, so I guess I have a particularly nasty strain.
1326416 tn?1370927001 I have suffered with depression for many years. i have tried every medication under the sun, but when they finally "start working" I can't stand the side-effects (anxiety, shakiness, general feelings of unease, etc.). I'm wondering if anyone else experiences this? It's called non-treatable depression, medication resistant depression, or something like that. All I know is that it's a viscious circle.
Avatar f tn Now i am on my period, but i still have stomach pains and occasional burning on the inside. I am pretty sure I may have made myself resistant to the medication. I hope not! Should i wait a little longer after my period to see if it cleared up???? when should i check back w the doctor? Im not sure if its gone away. Also, im worried about the stomach pains which were present two weeks before my period, so i know its not just from that!
Avatar f tn I am currently looking for a new depression medication. I need some info on something that is NOT a SSRI, a hormone, and is not zoloft, celexa, or prozac......also something that does not contain salicylic acid aka aspirin. If anyone can help I would appreciate the help.
Avatar m tn He was very good and after a couple of meetings he prescribed me with medication for what he called a chemical imbalance in my brain that caused depression. The meds worked and I definitely wasn't as sad most of the time. So for seven years I've taken meds. More recently I've started to feel, emotionless and even angry (on the inside). Im not suicidal like I was in middle school, but I definitely don't feel good.
Avatar m tn If you are taking medication for depression does that make your system take longer to ejaculate and also make it harder to gain an erection?
Avatar f tn I've being on antidepressants the last 6 Years. Diagnosed with pnd when I was 20. I was told that I had resistant depression so was giving 800 grams of lithium as a booster. I've being fine the past 6 Years. I sometimes wouldn't take my meds on a Fri and sat when I'm out socialising. But later if I miss a dose I've crippling anxiety and depression for days. It's so annoying because alcohol never effected me like that before.
20797525 tn?1510602613 I've been trying to lose weight for a long time. It seems the older I get the heavier. My most recent A1C was 5.4 ( which is higher than I'd like.) I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 11 years old. I've never been good at remembering to take my meds. I was prescribed Metformin 50mg to start. Now as an 11-year-old child I expected to feel better instantly. I was angry when that didn't happen and I saw no immediate results. I stopped taking the medication out of sheer anger.