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Re: Best meds for Dysthymia 2016

Posted by KarenRB53 on August 24, 2016, at 16:49:39

In reply to Re: Best meds for Dysthymia 2016 KarenRB53, posted by SLS on August 24, 2016, at 15:56:46

> Hi Karen.
> Who diagnosed you as having dysthymia rather than a less severe bipolar depression?
> You might want to consider Lamictal to treat bipolar depression. You should also explore adding Abilify or Reluxti to your treatment regime. These will help with depression and prevent hypomania. Saphris is an interesting drug. I have seen it work well for the depressive and cognitive symptoms of schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type.
> - Scott
> > I've posted in last 5 months or so re: Gabapentin for bipolar2 . Got some great advice. Think I may be kidding myself though...slowly the depression is creeping back. Haven't taken any antidepressants for about 5 months and actually felt better for few months. Then started to feel slightly hypo..more anxious than usual. But last week I've had mixed emotions...lots of crying for no reason, hopeless feelings etc. Normally my moods aren't unstable cause mostly it's been depression. Just so disappointed cause I was hoping maybe depression wouldn't come back or maybe it's been there all along and I was a bit hypo so I was in denial. If it's Dysthymia and not major depression that I have....are there meds that seem to work better for Dysthymia than others. Sorry, I know I sound bit scattered right now.
> > Thanks for opinions.
> > Karen
> >
> >
> >
Hi...less than a year ago I was going through major depressive episode, switched meds which didn't work much and I said I wanted to try without meds so I did. Then because I didn't get more depressed without meds, actually felt better, my dr said this suggested bipolar2 which we had talked about previously. So now, 5 months without meds I've been a bit depressed and because of family history my dr said maybe dysthymia as I don't remember a time when I wasn't depressed to some degree. Bad childhood, abuse, etc. So my feeling is I think I'm a bit unstable. Mostly kind of depressed but once in awhile a bit hypo.




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