I have been sinking into deeper depression than I am used to. I am usually on the manic side. It is to the point where this weekend I had to give my fiance my meds so I wouldn't be overwhelmed with things spiraling out of control and become impulsive. I can't take anti-depressants. They have talked about doing ECT but have heard too many horror stories to feel comfortable doing that. I dont know what else to try. I think I have been on everything on the market in the past 20 years and I dont know how many combinations. I am just so sick of all this. No one to talk to here. Only friends are online except for fiance and he tries to help but since he doesn't have any "issues" it is hard for him to understand.
Check into TMS therapy - Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. It is non -invasive and you don't need to take any meds - you just sit there for 37 minutes a session for 20-30 sessions. It is expressly for medication-resistant depression and has a 70% success rate. 70% of people have their depression gone completely - forever! If it starts to return you go and have a couple of treatments and it goes away! It is very expensive but insurance companies are starting to pay. If you can't afford it check it out at large hospitals or teaching hospitals. They sometimes do trials that are free. I hope this can help you - it helped me a lot! ElizaJane23
I was hospitalized 6 months before they found something for my major depression. Have you tried Manerix and Lithium. That's what works for me finally. Good luck and take care. There is a lot of us that understand depression here, so go ahead and talk to us. We are a caring group that understands!
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