Posted by johnLA on August 10, 2012, at 13:28:43
In reply to Re: ketamine infusion reults » johnLA, posted by SLS on August 8, 2012, at 7:34:19
thanks as usual scoot. really appreciate your reply.
the only drugs that i responded to both in a positive and negative way have been remeron and wellbutrin and klonopin.
remeron was bliss at first; simply because i never slept so well in my life. i have mild sleep apnea. i mean it was like i had jet-lag type of deep continuous sleep. no real help with mood though or rumination or energy. crazy dreams too. i just came-off it. sometime i take a bit to get some extra sleep, but it never really helped my depression. i was on it for 1.5 years. pretty easy to get-off of actually. i had read horror stories here on babble (old posts) which scared me. not my experience at all.
wellbutrin, i have already mentioned in the above posts.
klonopin. i take 2mg a night. sure wish i could get off it. i am curious as to how i would feel w/out it. all my docs do not seem concerned and i have asked everyone of them about it adding to my depression. they say no. it does work for my anxiety. i was always a little anxious before all this happened. but, i don't like how mellow i am on it. thinking of slowly reducing at some point. not sure if it's the depression or the klonopin that is causing me brain fog.
i did try effexor and lasted about a week. pretty bad headaches/etc. i am such a wuss. still, it just didn't feel right.
my current pdoc has been really pushing low-dose abilify. i'm scared of the stuff. ironic, since i did ect! anyway, i'd rather try some other stuff before i go the ap route.
as mentioned i have not tried any tca's or maoi's. been thinking about nardil a lot.
also, i know you tried ect a long time ago. you have mentioned possibly doing tms. have you read/heard that tms is not effective for those that failed ect? curious about that.
finally, i am not too keen on taking multiple drugs. i'm stubborn and concerned about the side-effects. still, i will keep your thoughts as possible options for down the road.
thnx again scott for all the good advice.