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Help! Lexapro, Prozac, Wellbutrin w/NO success...

Posted by contenta on January 7, 2004, at 17:22:51

Hi all,

I am 31 years old, have battled with mild or medium depression for years (dysthimia). It never interfered with my life though, I was a pretty happy person outside, just having a lot of sad thoughts and pretty low self-esteem which led me to feel pretty sad and unfortunate all the time. I have avoided taking medications for many years since my diagnosis was always "subjective". I was told, if you WANT you can take this and that... Finally five months ago I decided its not normal to go through life feeling so lousy all the time and so so sad about one own future. I also suffer from anxiety so went to a new psychiatrist and we have tried the following combinations:

Three months of Lexapro (low dose, I think it was 10mg a day? cant remember):I felt like a zombie, couldn't work, couldn't get up before 1pm, no sex-drive, etc... He added Wellbutrin (to get energy) in the mornings and Neurontin (200mg a night to be able to sleep); still didn't feel very well, no benefits whatsoever, only the side-effects. Finally, we chose to switch to Prozac (20mg a day) as my sister takes the same and we thought it should work for me as well.
Have been taking it for 2 months already, no change. I combine it with pro-vigil in the morning (to be able to get out of bed before 2pm! seriously I am so tired) and still some Neurontin at night. The Dr. told me today we should switch to Effexor as this is not working either! I am feeling EVEN MORE depressed than before I ever started taking anything! Am I in the road for dissapointment again? Has anyone ever had this klind of experience? I would really appreaciate your suggetsions/help.

I have to finish a doctoral thesis and cannot waste any more time not being able to work ;-)

Thank you so much, and best to all of you!




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