Posted by TommyIsland on January 13, 2006, at 6:03:50
In reply to Re: What's my next step?, posted by linkadge on January 12, 2006, at 8:13:38
> What medications have you tried?
I've tried the entire gammot of meds. The only success on meds I ever had was taking Effexor XR and Depakote over a five year period of time. My mood seemed to brighten and my anxiety went away. The thoughts of coarse were still there with me but life had meaning and purpose. Suddenly the meds stopped working and my mental debilitating thoughts increased to a point where they got unmanageable. I stopped taking the Effexor XR and Depakote, crashed to a low point of depressioin and then began taking Effexor XR again. It got me out of the despair of deep dark depression and from there I've been trying lots of differnt meds with no luck on any giving any sort of noticeable improvement that one would consider it beneficial to keep taking it. As of the last year or so I've tried: Geodon, Abilify, Risperal, Lithium, and most recently Luvox which seems to do nothing. I increased the dose to 200MG and I felt literally numb. Meds only seem to keep me out of the pits of actually wanting to commit suicide. They do nothing to bring balance and peace to my mind. Any ideas would be appreciated.