I am looking for the right medication I need to properly treat my medical condition. I suffer from bi-polar depression and would like to know what medication i should use. In the past I have taken Paxil and Zoloft. I did nit like the side effects of the paxil, as I found myself being a zombie. As for the Zoloft (100mg) It seemed to only take off the edge & not help the problem, it seemed to faintly cover it up. Any newer medications you could recommend?
I am bipolar and spend most of my time on the depressive side. I have taken cymbalta for years and had good success with its antidepressant qualities. I am presently switching to Pristiq (a fairly new antiD) because the cymbalta makes me sleep too much and effects my sex drive, to be perfectly honest. It will be a while before I know if the Pritiq affects my libido but at least I am sleeping less with it. I also take Abilify which helps the antidepressant work better.
The two antidepressant you were on only affect serotonin while the two I have mentioned affect serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain. So these that I have mentioned may help you better.
Of course, your doctor is the one that is the expert and knows your situation the best.
Hope this helps,
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