... so what the Heck kind of Treatment has helped??? I am suffering with this for years and tried all meds NOTHING has helped, My Doctor seems uninformed on how to treat it Me Too
I was hospitalized for 6 months with first a psychiotic episode from a side effect from taking Seroquel. But the real reason was a major depression. No meds were helping at all until I got Manerix and Lithium both are older drugs but work wonderfully in helping with my depression and getting my life back. I have had not recurrence at all. Mention it to your doctor and see if this an option for you.
It's the pits isn't it! Tried for 3 years and finally found the right combination.
By doctor, I hope you are seeing a psychiatrist. Mine stayed right with me
throughout the entire time, taking calls when I was at my worst. We tried
almost everything and he never gave up. That's the kind of doctor you need!
Therapy was also necessary. Don't give up there is an answer out there for you.
Have you worked with a therapist who is a specialist in this? There are two main reasons depression is not alleviated. The first is the wrong medication or the wrong diagnosis. Bipolar can also be unipolar which means only depression. If a good doc doesn't get it you won't be treated properly. The other is not achieving insight to change ones life. Simply not seeing or be willing to try something different in ones life. Being caught up in the initial fear which forms anxiety that turns into depression -- the cycle needs to break. Often a good therapist can help. But the problem becomes the person suffering. They are scared of changing and remain hopeless. They actually have a phobia about fear. Phobias are cured every day. Depression is well managed every day. If one does the work. And don't forget, work is just that. No magic pills. No magic at all.
It takes the truth and the will to change that moves one away from this. Just ask yourself and answer truthfully: what do you gain as a reward for being miserable? Remember, look at the truth not some story. Medicine helps lift one. We have to do the work to get past the medicine. It can well be done.
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