Posted by sophia04 on June 17, 2007, at 2:00:38
I feel as though I've given all my drug trials fair shakes - most recently 11 exceedingly difficult weeks on Parnate. I'm looking for a new drug and your advice. The following is a list of all the antidepressant meds I've tried in the last 11 years (not in chronological order) and a number ranking their effectiveness + tolerability. I have had relatively bad luck. My symptoms are depression, obsessive thinking, and anxiety.
Nortriptyline 7 - pooped out after 1 yr.
Lexapro 0 - no impact / + side effects
Imipramine 8 - pooped out after 3+ yrs.
Wellbutrin 0 - no impact / + side effects
lithium 0 - no impact / side effects
Buspar 0 - no impact/ no side effects
Remeron 0 - no impact/ side effects
Effexor 0 - no impact / ++ side effects
Paxil 0 - no impact / + side effects
Celexa 4 - some impact / few side effects
Luvox 1 - some impact / few side effects
Prozac 0 - no impact / few side effects
Zoloft 0 - no impact / + side effects
lamictal 0 - no impact / few side effects
Parnate 0 - no impact / ++++ side effects
Yikes! That's a lot.