Posted by SLS on July 6, 2012, at 5:49:29
In reply to Re: Here's my story ,,, ANY ADVICE??, posted by UGottaHaveHope on July 5, 2012, at 3:38:59
What about using Parnate or Marplan in place of Nardil?
From what I can see, we really don't have a large pool of Viibryd success stories here on Psycho-Babble. There is only one responder I know of who will hopefully provide some input here. I tried Viibryd. I experienced a significant antidepressant response to it that, unfortunately, lasted for only a week or so.
The combination of Abilify and Lamictal is effective for some people, even when used without antidepressants. I know someone who is currently diagnosed as unipolar who fits this description.
Have you ever tried Wellbutrin? Someone in your position often reacts by responding well to it or by experiencing acute anxiety. If you tolerate Wellbutrin, it can sometimes be augmented successfully with Lamictal. Wellbutrin makes my depression worse.
My current regime:
Parnate 80 mg
nortriptyline 150 mg
Lamictal 200 mg
Abilify 10 mg
lithium 300 mg
prazosin 6 mg
Topamax 75 mg
I have been improving very gradually since December 2011. I recently added Topamax in an effort to accelerate my rate of recovery. I am still titrating it and will stop at 100 mg. I would need to feel something magical for me to continue taking it. Other augmenting options for me include memantine, ketamine, and rTMS; all to be added to my drug treatment. Of course, the other option is to just leave things alone and be patient for another year or two; with the risk that I won't reach full remission after all.
Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.
- George Bernard Shaw