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Re: Anti-depressant options--fading fast

Posted by loni on December 3, 2003, at 14:11:34

In reply to Anti-depressant options--fading fast, posted by Laree on December 1, 2003, at 9:41:56

Don't give up.

Curled up on my chair and weeping bitterly at 11 pm one night 3 years ago, my pDoc called to help sketch out a new plan of action. I was spiraling downward and fading fast. "I don't think I have any strength left to do this again," I whispered into the phone.

He answered matter-of-factly, "That's okay. I have strength enough for both of us."

I love that man.

I went through...Elavil, Prozac (with a Cytomel booster), Xanax for anxiety, misdiagnosed by different doctor and had a nasty run in with Lithium (because it didn't match what I had), Ativan for sleep, Neurontin, Effexor, Wellbutrin and now...the best med ever for me...Parnate. I was terrified of MAOI's for some reason. They really matched my profile but I didn't think I could change the food I was eating.

I did it. I changed and I feel great again. Better than ever. Amazing. I have sensitivity to cold, but it doesn't touch my sex life or my ability to process information so...go Parnate! And I have the extreme food sensitivity too. No cheese for me! But once I stopped being depressed...I stopped craving all of that anyway. Weird.

Don't give up. There is always something to try or retry. Withdrawal and ramp up is gross, icky, blah...but it passes. It passes. I promise.

Take care.




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