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Re: Why do meds constantly stop working for me? rose45

Posted by SLS on September 23, 2021, at 8:13:59

In reply to Re: Why do meds constantly stop working for me?, posted by rose45 on September 21, 2021, at 6:54:40

Hi, Rose.

I would not consider my memory competent enough to remember all of your posts. I'm also too lazy to look back. So, please don't be insulted or frustrated by my lack of recall.

I mentioned Nardil *again* because if you haven't combined it with a tricyclic, some other antidepressant or augmenting drug, or a "mood stabilizer", you are far from done searching for an effective treatment for your depression. I mentioned lamotrigine specifically, as I am 100% sure that it works for me and is necessary for me to achieve remission. Lamotrigine is FDA approved to treat bipolar depression. So, I would suggest that lamotrigine, at as high a dosage as you can tolerate up to 300 mg/day (when given time for side-effects to wane) is worth keeping onboard indefinitely, just in case you respond to any treatment that requires its presence as an augmenter.

Are you bipolar? I think you should review the DSM 5 manual to investigate this question. You *must* read the list of "qualifiers" that are listed for bipolar disorder. You do indeed qualify. So, as I suggested, you might do better to use the DSM 5 diagnostic criteria and adjust your treatment plan accordingly. Your future choices of drug treatments might be greatly expanded using lists of treatment regimes recommended for bipolar depression.

That's just my opinion. I recommend that you do the reading I suggested in order to come to your own opinion.

Good luck.


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