I have suffered from depression for years, it is common in my family and I have been treated for it for many years. Since I became physically disabled and began suffering from chronic pain, it has gotten much worse. I have a Psychiatrist who should have retired about a decade ago and is unwilling to try anything new for my treatment. I currently take zoloft, busprirone, remeron(mostly for sleep), and klonopin for breakthrough anxiety. I don’t think I need more medicines, just different ones. This cocktail still leaves me with depression, but almost never allows me to feel any joy or happiness. I don’t expect a miracle drug that makes the depression go away and always keeps me slightly manic. I expect and can accept ups and downs, but I never get any of the ups. In my family, xanax and amitryptiline (sp?) seem to have been beneficial and I wonder if there is anyone out there who has had good results with the same meds that a family member has benefited from? Are there medicines that anyone takes who tends toward low mood that leaves them a bit less down and on occasion, a bit happy. I have a life that should allow for the latter and am very grateful for a lot of the people and things in my life, but not with any accompanying joy or happiness. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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