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Posted by @lindacha77 in Mental Health, May 26, 2012

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.

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Posted by @roxie43, May 26, 2012

Hi Linda,
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.


Posted by @lindacha77, May 26, 2012

Thanks I'll ask my doctor about it.


Posted by @shershealth, May 27, 2012

roxie...thanks for your do you like viibryd? I've been on like 10 different depression meds and I'm still depressed. Currently I am taking Zoloft and have been on it for 5 years..i seem to be getting worse. tell me more about this new drug please>


Posted by @hevnsntmihere, May 27, 2012

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


Posted by @piglit, May 27, 2012

With homeopathic medicines, They may work for some and not for others, You alos have to be careful of interactions with other medications. I am on comaudin and you can't mix certain things with this they interact, Alwyas check with your dr before taking anything whether it be prescibed or natural herbal rememdies, Please read Momentums post really brilliant information. Well worth the read. Piglit


Posted by @leanne, May 27, 2012

Good for you to find something that works. Sometimes it takes thinking outside the box!!

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Posted by @china, May 28, 2012

Mine wk but 2 many effects that don't like. Depression's always around but not like b4. I don't like the sleep medicine cause I work lot's n them groggy.
Happy holidays n get better.


Posted by @katiegrace1027, Jun 3, 2012

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.


Posted by @lindacha77, Jun 3, 2012

I've heard of it but have not tried it. I'm supposed to make an appointment to see my doctor soon so I'll bring it up. Thanks! Hopefully I won't be allergic to it.


Posted by @katiegrace1027, Jun 3, 2012

It might take some time (like a month) for you to feel the effects. It's hard for me to judge because when I went on it I was recovering from an allergic reaction to lamictal so I was on hardcore steroid meds which mess with your mood. I understand how frustrating it is to try meds only to have them make the situation worse. I hope you have better luck with whatever you decide to do next. 🙂


Posted by @roxie43, Jun 19, 2012

Remeron, Effexor, Viibryd are good!


Posted by @roxie43, Jun 14, 2012

Hi Linda,
Have you found a medication that works yet?
Take care,


Posted by @danielle1, Jun 20, 2012

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!!!


Posted by @pheonix123, Jun 24, 2012

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!


Posted by @piney, Jun 25, 2012

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?


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