... medications at all? I mean none of them. No SSRI's, no SNRI's, none of the anti-psychotics. Have been on seemingly every drug there is over the past 15 years. MD is starting to talk about ECT. Anyone else in this position?
When I was in that scenario it was because the Dr was changing things troo fast. Rather than allowing 2-3 weeks, then 4-6 weeks on into 6-8 months on one med, if I didn't respond she would just switch, until I went through about every one there was.
I found having a good therapist and a Dr who gave things time to work, along (believe it or not) the help of a nutritionist was the best combination. It took 6-years, but I finally got a good team, good info and good habits.
ECT is a drastic last resort, you mention 15-years, but was each med given ample time, and were they administered in addition to anything else medication wise?
I know this response was quick, I may not respond again until early tomorrow so please be patient.
I am with you. I have never been on anything that helped and have given many a very good try. I have found besides other side effects every one of them has made me so tired I spend 24-7 in bed.
What is ECT? I am looking at a study they are doing here called Deep Brain Stimulation.
If you find anything that works for you please let me know.
I was hospitalized for 6 months for major depression. It took alot of trying antidepressants on and off before the doc found that Manerix along with lithium worked for me. I was one of those really majorly patients that got well when most didn't with the symptoms I had. I am a miracle with those meds. I am back to normal.
I'm in the same boat, but I have been through ECT, & it saved my life, more than once- diagnosed mdd/ treatment resistant, my WHOLE life, I even got a vagus nerve implant- didn't help me, ended up back to ECT again; other add on meds I ended up taking meds for side effects- now my dr wants me to try lamictal - sorry this is not really an answer you are asking for, ur not alone
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