years, that can stabilize bouts with extreme unreasonable anger that will not make me a zombie, fat, or more sexually disfunctional?
Wow! Loaded question. What there IS, is a doctor, or doctors, that can help you find the right medication(s) that can help you. Start with your primary care physician, have him recommend a psychiatrist, and start the process of finding the correct medications that will work for you.
There is no magic pill. In my case it took 12 years to find the right combination to control my migraines and my major depression at the same time.
All drugs have side effects. What they are and how to manage them is what you work with your doctors to deal with. I can tell you that feeling like a zombie is unlikely if you get the right meds. Getting fat; some do some don't, some will some won't, some gain some loose; it depends as much on the drug as it does on you. Sexual dysfunction is also drug and person dependent. There are dugs that are sure to give you sexual dysfunction (Paxil) and there are those that have may not. There are just too many variables for anyone here without an MD to comment upon.
Get to your doctor and begin the process. It works. It will take time, but you will get there and you will be much happier.
Hello Cyd, welcome. Once you are getting the effects of the meds Ronman has suggested then it needs to be balanced with therapy. The two together is what makes you rise out of the painful gloom and begin the excitement of life.
This takes time and determination. The first step is asking and this is now done. The next step is getting a good medication a psychiatrist will find for you. You will know what works and is helpful. While that is kicking in the therapist is your most important help. A good therapist will help you take the next steps. We remain here for all your questions and to help in the journey. Wishing you new found freedom to come your way very soon.
CYD, welcome to the site. There is a new treatment you may have to look for to take part in, it involves the use of ketamine. It is for persistent chronic depression. You might look at the closest medical college and see if they are using it, know where it is being used near you, or get yu into a study program, if money is tight. You might try googling ketamine for depression and find some info. Ketamine is being used in place of the shock treatment now. It is said to have a high success rate. I also agree some talk therapy may help you work thru the stuff making you rage. We all need some help at times when we are super angry. The rage can't be helping the depression. Hope you find some relief soon. Patti
You're asking a lot from a pill, maybe more than you know is possible? With so much self-diagnosis I would hope you can turn to more productive options. Pills exist to only help us achieve what we really want. I would hope that for you there is someone or something that can come into your life to help you change your focus. Long term care and carefully chosen and prescribed meds are probably the road to freedom. Self-image/opinion being the first stop on this long road. Best to you, hope this helps.
It is never too late to seek treatment for mental disorders. You might want to see a psychiatrist initially. The psychiatrist will take you back in time and he will build a profile of you from family, family background, studies, work and your current drug regimen. And based on this empirical data, he will formulate a treatment plan for you. Depending on his findings he will prescribe you a medication or medications to alleviate your symptoms taking into account the nature of your disorder. Oftentimes, he will need to evaluate your response to the medication and if there are any untoward side effects from the medication. Then go and see a therapist for him/or her to do an evaluation of your specific or combination of symptoms and initiate you with CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy). Best results are often derived from this two pronged approach. Best of luck on your new journey to freedom.
Hello cyd17. If you have gone the route of the SSRI's,Tricylics SNRI's and not found relief, I recommend the route of the MAOI. There are diet restrictions, foods to avoid but the success rate is high. Most people once on this family of drugs, seldom want to stop taking them because they are so effective. Regards, pledge
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