Hi everyone I am new here I’ve been getting the emails for a while but I finally decided to sign up. I am very sensitive to medications because I have a sensory processing disorder and I’m also very chemically sensitive. I have been highly emotional empathic and intuitive my entire life and it also spills over into how I can handle vitamins and drugs. Feel like my depression has gotten completely out of control and I have tried Cymbalta Remeron Wellbutrin and Lexapro and nothing is helping at all it is not giving me any relief. I have not been able to work or have a social life in over a year I stayed in bed most of the day I lost about 20 pounds and my parents are taking care of me. I see a new psychiatrist on Wednesday I almost feel like nobody believes me these doctors won’t listen to me. I’ve gotten all of my blood work done I don’t have a thyroid problem I don’t have any other serious diseases my blood work and vitamin levels came out fine. In fact I’m a bit of a health nut and I eat very healthy mostly organic food and I was doing yoga up until I got severely depressed in January. I haven’t seen a psychiatrist right now that is very demeaning to me and he doesn’t listen to me at all or my concerns. I don’t know what to do at this point I don’t know what to tell this new psychiatrist I’ve heard of something called treatment-resistant depression and I’ve talked to a doctor in Australia he’s retired name Dr Gillman who recommends an SSRI and TCA combination to treat resistant depression. I’ve tried all the natural route I take a ton of fish oil and krill oil I take magnesium I take alpha lipoic acid and basically everything else people say is good for depression I’ve tried. I was even prescribed 5-HTP for over 2 years and I feel like I really messed up my nervous system somehow. How do I get these doctors to listen to me and help me why do I seem to just be invisible to them and my problems are nothing even though I have not worked or been able to have a normal life and over a year isn’t that a sign of severe dysfunction? Thanks again for reading I hope to get more information as I contribute and participate in this group I really need support right now I feel very alone I’m fighting with my entire family nobody believes that I’m sick nobody understands what happened to me I just feel completely lost.
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