Posted by SLS on November 12, 2009, at 15:10:19
In reply to To SLS, posted by Meltingpot on November 12, 2009, at 13:45:37
> Thanks but I already tried adding Bupropion to the Seroxat and lamictal (not lithium though).
I hope you realize that you are not frustrating me. I am not somehow let down by you just because you have not responded to the things that I or anyone else suggests. Perhaps we here have more patience and understanding than most doctors. Regarding Seroxat, it might still be interesting to add a tricyclic to it if you haven't tried that already. Is nortriptyline available there? If not, which TCAs do you have access to? Doxepin?
By the way, have you tried combining Seroxat with high-dose mirtazapine?
Regarding the comparing of the severity of depression between individuals, I have learned that it is very difficult to approximate the suffering inside by what appears on the outside. Each person's hell is the worst they will ever know. I am fortunate that I glean significant relief from using the 5 drugs I currently take. You seem to have a good memory for how I experience life when nothing is helping. I appreciate your acknowledgment. Because you know my history, you must also acknowledge that you will likely find a treatment that helps you as mine does me. I just hope that you find a doctor who is determined and enlightened enough to search out treatments that are creative and unorthodox. Challenge him.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.