I have depression but I'm allergic to Prozac and other drugs for depression. Any ideas? I was on something else (hydroxyzpam) not typically used for depression but it's too expensive.
There is a new medication called Viibryd. I too have struggled with medications. Remeron is the only one that has given me any type of relief. Doctors get samples so ask if they can give you samples before you spend a lot of money only to find that it's ineffective.
On meds for depression my whole life 40+ yrs was afraid of organ damage(now least of my problems) but I decided to go untraditional with homeopathics, they really work. I also now take them to control back pain frm failed surgery and I swear they work. I'm taking Guna Mood by Biotheraputics. I found an internal med dr that takes my insurance but ins doesn't pay for meds but 30.00 a bottle 20 drops 2xs a day and saving my livr is good. Research homeopathy it really works. Good luck! deb
Are you also allergic to Welbutrin? It's used for depression and it is the same drug that is used to help people quit smoking. It's not an SSRI or and MAOI. I've been on it for over a year and I've had great results. Side effects are pretty much nothing. I have had some dry mouth and weight loss but that might be from the Adderall that I also take, and let's be honest it's seriously better than the side effects from other depression meds.
Have you found a medication that works yet?
Celexa works pretty well. I also had ECT work pretty well, but research it first on the computer to get familar. Make sure you're excercising everyday and doing fun and social activities.. write to me anytime if you need to talk. I've been through a lot. I will say some prayers for ya!!!
I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder about 15 years ago and have tried many different medications including Depakote. I was feeling worse than ever and decided to get off of the Depakote and try ECT treatments...I've had 9 so far and have had no side effects. I also feel much better without the Depakote which made my hands shake etc, and wasn't doing anything for me!
Has anyone been treated at Minn. Mayo for treatment resistant depression or Bipolar? I'm thinking of going, I"M DESPERATE! So tired of over 12 years of hell! Any effective treatments others would recommend?