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Re: Hospital over, but med. advice seriously needed ChicagoKat

Posted by gpznos on February 3, 2013, at 5:54:47

In reply to Re: Hospital over, but med. advice seriously needed gpznos, posted by ChicagoKat on February 2, 2013, at 19:04:24

> I was put on Lithium once. It did squat for me. And I experience mood swings too: depressed to anxious, back to depressed, to - and this is the best one of all - depressed and anxious at the same time. So fun!
> Please excuse my sarcasm. My day today has been pretty bad. But 8wks seems long enough to give a med a chance. I would think if it's not working by now, it's not gonna. And seriously, don't take Lithium unless you need to or if it does help. It can have some pretty bad side effects.
> As far as a different TCA as well as Wellbutrin...well, I think it would probably be smartest to try Wellbutrin on its own first, give it a few weeks to see if it kicks in, or if you can't tolerate it, before I would add a second new agent. That way, you'll know for sure what is helping and what isn't. Just my opinion, of course. But if you are one of the lucky ones who doesn't get anxious on Wellbutrin I'm willing to bet it will really help you. Good luck!
> Kat

Hi Kat
Hope you are doing better now?
Thank you so much for your inputs. I am very much in doubt about in which direction to go. This change of medicine should have been done while I was at the hospital, they just added Lithium and gave me ECT.
I am due to start working part time in 2 weeks time (part time first) and I have to choose right the first time if possible. This is my third seek period with depression, I am hoping to keep my job. And therefore I am not to keen on taking too many chances and making clean cuts from one drug to the next.
Right now I am considering Wellbrutin, another TCA (than Nort) or Marplan as new main drug.

Do you know how many of my current meds I should discontinue to try Wellbrutin? Can Wellbrutin be taken together with a TCA? SSRI? Lithium? Please forgive me all these questions but it seems you know so much about Wellbrutin...




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