... antidepressants and ect treatments. Am currently on neourtin, 2400mg a day. Helps with the depression but the lethargy and apathy are almost unbearable
6 Jul 2012
I have had 4 depressions witch 2 of them were major. The last one in 2007 I was in hospital 6 months before they found that Manerix along with Lithium worked for me. I am no longer suffering of any depressions. I am happier then any time in my life. I have a husband and family that were always supportive until I got well again.
Hope you find what works for you.
7 Jul 2012
I tried over 28 medications, none that helped much and a lot that caused horrible side effects. I've fount that TMS works - Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. I hear more and more insurance companies are paying for the treatments. It's real easy, no meds, you just go 5 days a week for 20-30 treatments and sit in a dental chair while a device that uses MRI technology is directed at the part of the brain that needs stimulation. It works! I am thrilled and friends say they don't even recognize me from before. If I can help just let me know - ElizaJane
10 Jul 2012
Sounds like your not really on anything that really helps depression much. I've been on every ssri snri & welbutrin . I'm now on lamictol which is amazing its a mood stabilizer & also helps with resistant depression ! It takes awhile to get to the dose ! I'm also taking 50mg of seraquel
13 Jul 2012
A lot of the apathy and lethargy can be due to depression or the Neurontin. Neurontin can induce depression as well. The best drugs that can help lethargy are SSRI's [Prozac (fluoxetine), Luvox (fluvoxamine), Zoloft (sertraline), Paxil (paroxetine), Lexapro (escitalopram), Celexa (citalopram), and Viibryd (vilazodone) even though it isn't a pure SSRI], SNRI's [Effexor/Effexor XR (venlafaxine), Cymbalta (duloxetine), and Pristiq (desvenlafaxine], and Wellbutrin (bupropion). MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) can be useful as well. These include drugs such as Parnate, Nardil, and Emsam. Some stimulants, such as Modafinil (sp?) and Ritalin (methylphenidate) are used for depression. If the lethargy gets too bad, an amphetamine medication may be needed. I hope this helps. But as someone else has said, it is very hard to know which drug will help you as we do not know your medical history.
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