I am so depressed and feel helpless. I have been depressed at some level most my life but the past few years it has become extreme. Through the years of depression not much has helped. I have tried prosac, paxil, rispidol, wellbutrin, lithium,lamictal,,cymbalta, lexapro, celexa, zoloft, klonipin. Currently on cymbalta, lithium (which scares me), lamictal, and klonipin. I have been crying for the last week practically constantly. I cannot take too much more. I have tried so many with no results. What is wrong with me? I saw my psychiatrist today who is taking me off the lithium because the intensity of the crying seemed to be just about the time she added lithium and adding Abilify which I also have taken about 5 years ago and got a small degree of effectiveness. I feel like I am at my last chance. I am defeated.
Hang in there and give the Abilify time to work. While we are all different, Abilify has been very effective for my depression along with a cocktail of other meds to control my mood and anxiety. Your on a good combination to cover all the bases so give it time and hope for the best. Depression can be so defeating, but with the correct meds and therapy recovery is possible. Don't give up and remember you are not alone. Many of us here suffer from this debilitating illness.
You may be defeating yourself. Based on your post, to have effectively tried all those meds a minimum of 6-8 months n each one, with a 2-3 week lapse in between each one would have to be the case, other wise far too much switching, even now yet another med change? What efforts are you proactively pursuing that do not involve medications? All these meds alone can do little if they're not part of a comprehensive treatment plan of ongoing progressive therapy and counseling.
It's not oyur last chance not even close. A new outlook is just around the corner, but you are the one who has to make he decision to be determined to get out from under all these personality numbing chemicals and get aggressive about feeling better.
Doesn't sound as though there is anything wrong with you, rather a lot wrong with the circle of care or lack of, all of it sounds as though for one reason or another meds are being thrown at you and you've reached this point of "what's wrong with me, last chance" hopelessness. NO! Stop believing and saying and thinking in that circle. One Dr, one medication and a solid community of supportive POSITIVE therapy. Get out there and into a group where you can help others who feel similar. Sound weird? It's the best medicine. "How can I help others when I'm so hopeless?"
Easy, by offering it and discarding this belief that your defeated. It's right there for you, ya just gotta make up your mind to feel better, and get away from all these meds, they are obviously not helping you!
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