Posted by ChicagoKat on July 27, 2012, at 19:40:07
In reply to Re: Ritalin not working? Depression » ChicagoKat, posted by Brynb on July 27, 2012, at 18:17:06
> Hi Kat,
> I have MDD w/ anxiety (or bipolar--it's not clear cut) and my depressive episodes are pretty severe. I've tried stimulants in the past (though not Ritalin specifically) and they weren't effective for me in the long term, either.
> I too have tried many different meds over the years (as many here have) and right now I'm currently taking a regimen that's (seemingly) working (though I'm trying not to get too excited as things always poop out on me). Have you exhausted all the AD classes (SRIs, NRIs, TCAs & MAOIs)? Or combos of these? It seems many here have done well using combos as well as using off label meds that work well on depression.
> Feel better!
Thanks for your info and your well-wishes :) Yes, I have tried all the classes of antidepressants.....MAOIs worked great for me until they caused ataxia that made me fall, so had to be stopped :( that's when we gave up and tried the stimulants. I'm intrested in modafinil now, it doesn't have ataxia listed as a side-effect, so I'll ask my psychiatrist about it when I see him.
Thanks again, and I hope you feel better too!