I'm brainstorming right now and as an educator, the main rule is no idea is dumb.
I've asked this group about Treatment Resistant Depression, Spravato and Ketamine infusions. I've had Electro Convulsive "Therapy". According to my doctor
he stopped after 6 out of 12 treatments because, "I'm not getting the results I anticipated."
I weeped incessantly.
I've been on antidepressants–label and novel (Nuedexta)–since 1986 and today I'm asking you, "now what?"
I'm motivated by "now what" because today I fell. It's just a symptom of "poly-pharmaceuticals", but now what?
Two months ago, the endocrinologist finally re-balanced my TSH, FREE T3, T4…blah, blah, blah…
A month ago I started Savella as an off label antidepressant, thus far, BTW, doing nothing for my fibromyalgia–but decreasing the suicidal ideations. However, I can feel my motivation to participate in activities is diminishing…and I do have supportive family, friends, and a therapist…
A week ago, I had a TIA.
3 days ago, my primary care provider down-sized my meds based on cardiac complications…the "distance between the T and Q".
And today I fell and I know it was due to the Savella… I've been wearing a cardiac monitor for a week and tomorrow is my last day. I know there is a corellation among the anxiety, dizziness, vertigo–you know the neurogical crap and the Savella. I'm taking only 25mg once a day–at bedtime…daytime dosing was horrible.
So, "Now what?"