Posted by polarbear206 on January 14, 2008, at 7:46:02
In reply to Tried it all... MAO's and Lithium as sole AD ?, posted by francineus on January 13, 2008, at 12:14:20
> I'm depressed, always have been, bad brain chemistry I guess. Tried almost everything except
> pill Maos and Lithium...
> SSRi's poop out or make me feel emotionless and sexless. Did wellbutrin (hyper/anxious), serzone, effexor...no real help. Starting to think NO pills Will. Did Thyroid, buspar, Cytomel as augmenters.
> Tried, Nortryp, lamictil, Emsam (really bad reaction)
> Now on 60mg Remeron...feels like a sugar
> pill. And klonopin .25 prn for anxiety.
> Only thing that helps a little is Ritalin or Adderall, which takes some of the suid. thoughts away and makes me productive, alert (and irritable )but at least I don't want to die as much when I take it. I just want to kill others!
> Think I may have dopamine sensitiv. bc/ fish oil made me agitated and EMSAM drove me through the roof.. Now doc wants to try Lithium.
> And I'm curious about Maos. and any other novel ideas. Would my horrible reaction to Emsam just be replicated with Nardil or Parnate or do they differ? Sorry for the long post. I feel like I'm running out of options. I have two young kids and so much to live for yet I just don't want to stick around if I have to feel like this forever.
Chances are you will do better with Nardil since you had a bad experience with Emsam. Nardil helps more with anxiety as compared to Parnate and Emsam. MAOI's are excellent drugs and work well too with Lithium and other mood stabilizers.