Which depression medication is right for me

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2097734 tn?1333394338 I don't know what to feel. I guess there's a lot more going wrong right now than there is going right. I feel so depressed; maybe it's the week of no medication, or maybe it's just me. Sometimes I think that no one really loves me. Steven's bugging me for not contacting him; the truth is I just don't think it's going to work. I'm not ready for a relationship at the moment. I don't even know who I like. Everything's so confusing right now.
5544493 tn?1369608788 Well, as thatquietgirl said, it really depends on the individual. Part of it also depends on whether you're BP I or II, and whether your main problems are depression, mania, or a lot of both, and whether you have psychosis in the mix. Lamotrigine and carbamazepine are generics, for the record, and Abilify and Seroquel are still under patent and so there aren't any generics yet.
Avatar n tn am a failure mum sent money to uk which is very shameful for me. i am tired of every thing fed up of everything there is no God there is no help there is no bliss/happiness all is temporary ............................................................
Avatar f tn And I know what its like to have low grades because of depression, which makes the depression worse which makes the grades worse. Its a vicious cycle and its something to talk to your doctor about. That way they might be able to adjust your medication in such a way where you don't get as depressed as often.
Avatar m tn I agree. Whichever medication works best for you is the best one. I was on Prozac for awhile and it did nothing for me. Other people it works like a champ for. It's really a matter of trial and error to find the right meds. I have been trying to find the right med for two months now. I may finally be on the right one given a couple modifications. Give it time and keep your doctors updated and informed and work together to find the med that works best for you.
Avatar f tn I have been diagnosed with Major Depression at 25. I am now 45, it has been a struggle at times, to even take a shower . I'm proud I got in the shower today. What I am concerned about is that my husband sees me depressed. He knew I had a disability when we got married 3 years ago. Yet I find he is disappointed in me. I know his ex wife is energetic and smiles a lot, and his past relationships were women who were very motivated with life. I hate being this way..
Avatar n tn i have been suffering from depression for as long as i can remember. i have been on paxil for about five years now. i started feeling like the paxil was no longer working. my doctor put me on zoloft. that made me sick. nausea, diarrhea and a facial rash. then i was put on prozac. i started out on ten mgs. and quickly worked my way up to fourty mgs. i didn't want to leave my house, i started getting nervous. then i had panic attacks. now my doctor gave me some paxil.
1553173 tn?1358434089 I am feeling better physically, mentally, and emotionally too. I have a good man in my life which helps too. God is so good. He is always looking out for me.
Avatar n tn I am considering asking my doctor about discontinuing medication for depression completely to see how I can handle things with counseling, but am concerned since I have been on various medications for depression for such a length of time - probably 10 years. I'm not sure what to do, and when I consulted with my psychiatrist, who has been simply a medication manager, he said, I don't have any answers for you, come back in a month.
Avatar m tn We definitely all react to medication differently in my opinion, but for me, Zoloft worked very well in the past and is currently working for me now. However, just remember that SSRIs like Zoloft will not 'cure' you of your anxiety in my opinion. I look at it as a very useful tool while you learn about and confront your anxiety. Just keep an open line of communication between you and your doctor and start to map out how you want to confront it. Do you have access to therapy?
Avatar f tn Taking Trilipix. This seems to be the right medication for me after trying everything else.
Avatar f tn It's so easy to lose hope after yesterdays visit with the physiatrist. I was completely honest and up front with this man that I didn't know from the next one. When I told him "I am going to be completely honest with you about what happened with my urinalysis" he said "that's good because I am going to find out anyway" That's ok, I have nothing to hide except the fact that someone screwed up and it wasn't me .. was what I was thinking.
Avatar f tn m a hypochondriac), but I still would have physical symptoms like tingling, burning, headaches which just brings me right back to my thinking something is horribly wrong with me. My sister has been on Celexa for a few years for GAD, my anxiety was brought on by our mother's death a few weeks ago. From what I can tell with her and what she would be like without the medication, it helps her a lot.
Avatar f tn I am a parinoid manic bi-polar with depresion. (if i said that right.) I do not take meds because every med i have evr taken has always made it worse. I deal with all the moods. all the swings. It isnt easy especially with a child and a bi-polar fiance. I fight every day and am exsausted by the end of the day. I have over come MANY obsticals in my life. and I pride my self in them.
Avatar f tn I know this may sound ridiculous but its the best ive felt in a long time. Years ago when i had to take this medication i had the same feelings. Is there any reason for this? Is there anything that i can take that does not alter the mind or your chemical structure in your brain that can just cause this kind of relaxation in the same way?
Avatar f tn Some ascribe to the theory that the genesis of the problem is biochemical and that meds are the best treatment. What are the clues that indicate which method is best for the patient? How is the patient helped to not feel blamed/guilty about cognitive processes that are irrational when the depression or anxiety supports those emotions? Why isn't bi-polar depression treatment held to the same conflict of medication vs CBT as uni-polar depression--what's the difference?
Avatar n tn ve been to the therapist a few times and every time I just break down and cry, which for me is kind of embarassing, normally I just keep to myself because nobody cares anyways. I am going through a very sad spell right now and nothing in my life is going right, my job is terrible, I just want to run away and my family is not very supportive, my dad passed a few years ago and I still havent forgave him for his alcoholic behavior towards us in the past.
1639313 tn?1314583542 I am very sad and i cant talk to any one about how i feel, even though there is someone in my life that should love and care and help me through this time. in there eyes all i do is wrong cant do a thing right. This baby is taking every bit of energy i have severe nausea . i have medicine for that too but it makes me very sleepy. so i just deal with it all.
Avatar m tn The connection between Alzheimer's and depression has been known for years. The big mystery, though, is exactly how (and if) one affects the other. "Is the depression a consequence of the dementia? Do both problems develop from the same underlying problems in the brain? Or does the relationship of depression with dementia have nothing to do with dementia-related pathology?" asks Robert S. Wilson, PhD, neuropsychologist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.