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Motivation. Kind of at a loss

Posted by lymom3 on May 31, 2007, at 10:26:49

My current meds have brought me a LONG way from the deep dark depression that I was in a few months ago. I am very mindful and that and don't want to go back to that. I am currently on Lexapro 20mg, Inderal 80mg, Trileptal 600mg and Seroquel 50mg to sleep.

I am not depressed but very unmotivated. I am just at a loss as to what to try. Abilify and Emsam made me "peppy" but insomnia and edema were not able to be overcome on those meds. I've tried Wellbutrin 3 times before and can't tolerate it. I have taken Provigil and every stimulant.

Provigil is not covered by my insurance so that makes it almost immediately out of the question but it was hit and miss with that. Adderall makes me mean, Focalin makes me depressed, Dexedrine gives me insomnia, Ritalin has a wicked rebound effect for me and I'm passed out in a coma about 1pm if I take that. I know that I am a walking adverse side effect magnet and that makes it tough to really help me.

I do force myself to exercise a few times a week. I used to enjoy it but it just seems like a does housecleaning etc. I am not depressed and do feel more hopeful about things than I have for a long time. I just don't know what to try to get me back into life again.

I thought of Aricept but I see that my insurance says prior authorization required..not sure if that means they will cover it or if that is another dead end. Does anyone have any suggestions? I see my pdoc again in a few weeks. The Trileptal was added on my last visit and I've not noticed any bad side effects from it and I feel better off of Lamictal. I felt starving all the time when I was on that and gained weight.

Still have some of the hunger on the Seroquel but it is the only thing that helps me sleep and I've tried everything. I am just trying to come up with some ideas to present to my pdoc. I can certainly live with the way I am now MUCH better than the person I was a couple of months ago that cried all the time. I'm not meaning to whine or complain because I know for a fact that I could be much worse off. I just want to enjoy things or perhaps more correctly to look forward to things.

I would be thrilled to hear any ideas you guys might have.




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