Hi! I don't know much about mental health other than my own research. I've been on a medication circus ride for a couple years with little improvement. I suffer from depression, anxiety, ADD, 3 kids (lol) 0 motivation, 0 self confidence, racing thoughts, mood swings, irritability. I have been trying to get on a right med and have tried: celexa, Zoloft, cymbalta and now I'm currently on lexapro and was just added Latuda. My doctor does not think I have bipolar because I have never experienced mania. Sooo if I'm still struggling everyday with these symptoms, how is adding a medicine that blocks my good feelings receptors going to work... I mean should I even be on the medicine if the Latuda is going the block the seratonin? Confused, feeling defeated because I don't wanna be crazy anymore.
I never experienced *mania* either but Bipolar II can often manifest with *hypomania* causing symptoms that can easily be overlooked. I was treated for Major Depressive Disorder for more than thirty years unsuccessfully ~ until an astute psychiatrist started me on medications for Bipolar. They changed my life.
Just something to consider...
Best regards, Wildcat
It blocks the Serotonin receptors that have activity that negatively effect us and boots the ones that act positively on our mood. It also acts on Dopamine by blocking some sites but trust me its a wonderful medication that had helped me out a lot but you stated you have ADD and if thats severe enough and not being treated thats the cause of the racing thoughts and very possibly the irritability. Do you see a psychiatrist?
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