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Lou's response- chicagokat

Posted by Lou Pilder on September 10, 2012, at 11:10:42

In reply to Need out of the box suggestions, posted by chicagokat on September 10, 2012, at 10:42:19

> Hi all,
> I suffer from treatment-resistant depression and I see my pdoc tomorrow afternoon and I am searching for ideas to suggest to him. I have tried all the basic things, and they've all either stopped working for me or had intolerable side effects. This includes:
> SSRIs
> SNRIs
> TCAz
> Atypical antipsychotics
> Mood stabilizers (lithium, lamictal)
> MAOIs (ensam, Nardil Marplan) I should mention that Nardil worked GREAT for my depression and anxietty, but at doses above 45mg it gave me ataxia and I suffered falls...and NO, this was not due to orthostatic hypotension)
> and atypical antidepressants like trazodone and remeron.
> I've also tried ECT, which only made me feel worse.
>
> Right now I'm on Ritalin, and it, too, is giving out on me; I was gonna see how tomorrow goes then give the Ritalin a holiday to see if it will work for me again. I'm aalso on Lyrica for anxiety,, for which it works, but it seems to worsen my depression.
> I was thinking of going back on Lexapro; I was on it last spring, but stopped b/c it wasn't helping my depression, but it occurred to me that it may well have been helping my anxiety, which has come back in force since I stopped the Lexapro.
>
> So does anyone have any other ideas? I've given my pdoc info on Tramadol, but he seems very hesitant to prescribe it.
>
> Thanks for any ideas,
> Kat

Kat,
You wrote,[...I am searching for ideas to suggest to him (the psychiatrist)..intolerable side effects... does anyone have any other ideas?...Thanks for any ideas...].

 

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