... anyone else has this condition?I am also wondering about meds taken?I am on seroquel xr 600pm,cymbalta 90am,lamotrigine75am,lithium300am300pm,trazodone100pm.I look forward to any and all replies.Thank-you
Hello ezeliel42. Welcome to the site. Your medications are sound, solid in as much as treating your diagnosis. If I were a doctor I'd have prescribed much the same family of drugs. Perhaps I'd have altered the dose here and there but all said, your prescribing doctor did well. A good combination. Best of wishes to you,pledge
I was originally diagnosed with major depression with recurring psychosis (now they've labeled me as being schizoaffective! lol) either way, it's a rough road but it sounds like you're on a good group of medications. Give them some time to start working for you and take good care of yourself. The medications work better when you're getting cognitive therapy (that just means talk therapy by the way!) and find some good support groups with peers - people with the same type of diagnosis you have. Don't be afraid to talk about your psychosis. When you talk about it, it kind of takes the air out of the big psychosis balloon. If you keep it all to yourself, the psychosis balloon get really big and full of air till it just wants to blow up and that's how you feel- like you're going to explode with all that's going on inside you.
Take it easy on yourself, get plenty of sleep, eat right, but most importantly - take your meds as prescribed and reach out and find support for yourself in groups and one on one therapy.
Hang in there, some days will be really bad but always remember things WILL get better I promise you that!!!
Welcome to the site. I too was diagnosed with major depression. I agree with Pledge. You are on some good medications. I take Pristiq and a newer drug calles Saphris. It helps me allot with my mood swings. I feel like it levels my mood out, and that is what I was needing. I took Lamictal for a while too, and it helped allot too. Sometimes you have to give these medications some time to really work, so be patient with yourself and with your medications. Sometimes we want everything to be fixed in a day. I know I did. lol. I wanted to take the pill and everything magically be exactly the way I wanted it to be. Wrong. Didn't exactly work that way. But with a little time, I started feeling allot better, and I feel better now than I have felt in years. Really. Mentally that is. We won't go into the physical aspects of things. lol. I hope your meds work very well for you, and you feel better soon. Remember to be patient and you will probably be just fine. We are here for you if you need us. Best of luck to you, Ruth
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