Posted by stargazer on March 29, 2007, at 15:05:36
In reply to Re: Who is currently in REMISSION??Questions, posted by dmlvt on March 29, 2007, at 13:51:15
Already I'm seeing patterns emerge that are the most successful for many with MDD/ADD including myself, when they worked.
I failed Prozac miserably but no good meds (Buspar and remeron only)were tried with it. Back then, monotherapy was all they knew, safe but unsuccessful. One of the better combos I took was Celexa, wellbutrin and Adderall, so whatever this combo does (hits all neurotransmittors) is better than many others.
I'm like you Racer, I almost don't need the serotonin med, although at its lowest level it's tolerated, but the SAM-e which I never tried may have worked for me too.
Who's idea was it to try the SAM-e, yours or your pdoc's? I too had depressive thinking aroung 13-14, knew something was wrong, but didn;t really know what, went to college and sought help (a joke), not like kids today getting meds right away. My first meds were at 30ish, after telling my then psychologist (actually an anthropologist, boy was I dumb to see him) that I refused to come anymore and just cry continuously and said I wanted to see a psychiatirst for meds.
I tried and failed so many AD's because all that was done was increase the SSRI first rather than add wellbutrin and a stimulant before any improvement is achieved. To this day I still tell my doc I did best on Adderall. I took many over the 90's and see one AD after another starting and failing with no improvement whatsoever. What a miserable existence I had then but I kept at it. It's amazing that I made it, but the SSRI's made you so flat and passive, you wouldn't have the energy to do yourself in, no wonder no pdoc would let me stop taking them although I did quit them several times out of frustration.
DMLVT: I was unable to take Cynmbalta for more than a week due to comatose symptoms, stayed in bed for a week straight and got more and more depresses, classic response for me when things are bad!!!!