I am 66 and never have had MDD in my life. My Dr. wants me to be on 3 antidepressants now.One is an SSRI and the other 2 are tricyclic. I didn't know you could mix them .She had me on a low dose if Rexulti,but I didn't think it was needed,so she took me off of it and wanted to add the SSRI.I had taken that in the past for mild depression,but it caused bleeding problems,so I didn't take that. I went back and she gave me something called Viibryd. I didn't start it,but for the past day or so I have been feeling at rock bottom again. I am afraid of the combining it with the Doxipine and Trazadone, but my friend said I was getting better for a while and she can tell I am back to being as bad as before and wants me to be my old self again,so I took my first one with my dinner tonight. I am afraid of the diarrhea. I had that for about two months in the past and lost 20lbs in less than 1 month and then about 5 more before it stopped. Now I have constipation from an unrelated med. from another Dr.. Maybe they will balance each other out. Also, why do you have to take it with food? I have no appatite. Till 8pm tonight all I had eaten was a small banana and three cookies. Then after I talked to my friend and decided to take the Viibryd, I ate a chicken sandwich and some mashed potatoes because my friend asked me to eat. I feel hopeless right now.Anyone else who has come through this? Thanks,Toooldfrths
It may be best to ask you doctor why she is prescribing three antidepressants at the same time. The weight loss could be a concern if you are not over weight. The antidepressants can affect your appetite. The issues with taking three antidepressants at the same time is not knowing which one is working and which one is causing side effects.
Have an open honest talk with your doctor about your symptoms and concerns. You have a right to have your questions addressed.
Hope you feel better soon :)
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