Posted by creepy on June 7, 2012, at 9:03:36
In reply to Getting serious with my new doctor - what to ask, posted by violetdream on May 28, 2012, at 4:43:58
I have chronic fatigue that seems to be related to my depression. Only thing that seemed to ever touch it reliably was desipramine.
Also, intense cardio seems to help a little in that regard. But I have to push it, I cant do a leisurely walk.
Some supplements have had an effect in the past too. chromium picolinate, rhodiola rosea, NAC, large doses of vitamins C and B.
If AAP's worked a bit, what about serotonin receptor antagonists like nefazodone, or vilazodone? Maybe some of the melatonin receptor drugs?
I would investigate mood stabilizers like lamictal and lithium at this point if you havent already. Then Id start thinking out of the box and looking at other drugs that affect dopamine, ach, perhaps even pain meds. Stimulants might be an option especially with OCD traits.
There is some speculation that depression is related to inflammatory processes rather than a lack of neurotransmitters.
Tried any TCA's? what were the results?
Ever had a sleep study done?