Latuda, Celexa, Trazodone, and Wellbutrin They are all antidepressants. Just curious as to why so many for same condition?
Michele; Really it is very common, Some people are lucky and they may find one that works right away but the average person tries at least 3 before they find the right one or ones many people have to take more than one to three to make us feel okay. Right now I am on 3 myself and have been for 7 years. but thank god finally stable. the rest of my meds went crazy and still working on them after the Chemotherapy You well see reading these post many times we refer to a cocktail that is the people like us that like us that have to take several medications at the same time. But almost every time I go in I ask if there is any hope of stopping some medications just to see. They also work on different parts of the brain or add chemical that we are lacking. Hope that we'll answer what you are trying to fine.
I take a combo of Cymbalta and Abilify to feel normal. For me it's what works. I started with just one and upped my dose and a couple of years later added the Ability. It doesn't seem to help me to have more than this and although I've tried others, I have had some really bad reactions.
Everybody is different and has differents collateral things going on and happening inside them. If your insurance will allow for a second opinion, that might be good. Medicine is an artform with a little science thrown in for flavor.
I hope you find a winning combination.
My take is the trazodone is probably for sleep. The Latuda flattens you out and keeps you from being depressed. The celexa helps anxiety. The Wellbutrin puts an extra pep in your step!
I had a major depression and was hospitalized the psychiatrist tried one anti depression at a time to see what would work since nothing was working! I had trazodone from the beginning to help me sleep because I was not sleeping when I got there! Finally he found that lithium with manerix was my cocktail! Thank God because I have been depression free for 8 years now!
Latuda is an antipsychotic that generally is given for the depression associated with bipolar. I take Rexulti, Lamictal. Remeron, Modafinil, Klonopin and Dalmane so its common for those of us with mental health issues to be on several. Trazodone isn't a very good antidepressant but its awesome for insomnia, Celexa covers the serotonin, Wellbutrin covers norepinephrine and a tad bit of dopamine enhancement and Latuda actually blocks dopamine but also hits some serotonin sites that Celexa doesn't. If I were you I'd ask about changing the Trazodone for Remeron cuz its frankly just a better med
I highly recommend getting the psychiatric assay of genetic testing that Genomind offers. It changed my life when Dr. Shameer Debnath in West Los Angeles had me get it done.
He adjusted my meds, using those results as a guide, and now I'm doing better than ever.
I have BPD-2 that tends toward suicidal depression without psychotic breaks. I have frequent weeks off of work, and I used to spend all of them in bed nearly all day, until I switched to Dr. Debnath and got this done.
I'd been on Abilify for a while and it made me gain eighty pounds in about eighteen months. The doctor who prescribed it to me told me it wasn't the source of my weight gain, but the Genomind results showed that I do indeed have a propensity for weight gain on Abilify.
Now I take 150 mg Lamictal, 75 mg Effexor XR, and 300 mg Wellbutrin XL.
Doctor is probably prescribing Latuda for psychotic thinking.
It's for BiPolar 1 ( that's what Inhave and more severe than BiPolar 2) or Schizoid Affect disorder.
It works excellent for that. It didn't provide any alleviation of depression for either of us at 80 or 120mg doses. Vyvanse cured my depression, my friend gets benzodiazepines ( yech).
Vyvanse normally makes people more psychotic, but not t all for me, --with Latuda. And I'm at Vyvanse 70 mg. I do have ADHD , though I've heard it's being used for some other off shelf diagnosis.
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