Posted by quasimotor on February 28, 2013, at 1:25:57
i posted a while back and got extremely good feedback. i like what i read here.
diagnosis is atypical/agitated depression and panic disorder/GAD. also (recovered) bulimic and heroin/cocaine/everything addict.
currently on phenelzine 45mg. not working too well anymore. worked like a champ for about three months. then starting falling flat. obvious answer is increase the dose. except every time we did, weird side effects kicked in, specifically insane restlessness/akathisia/whatever you want to call it. tried propanalol to counteract. useless. just started taking low dose of valium. benzos scare the hell out of me. it's not taking them that scares me, but taking them and then not taking them. no fun. dose is so low honestly that i can barely feel it. i'm sensitive to meds but have an enormous tolerance for benzos and opiates.
i'm at a loss. so is the pdoc and he's pretty resourceful. starting to talk about EMDR/ECT/intensive therapy etc. which all sound to me like "ummmm.... i have no idea what to do anymore". nothing against therapy. i have a therapist as well. eat well. exercise daily. don't drink or do street drugs.
and here's the grocery list of things i've tried: paxil pristiq zoloft celexa lexapro effexor remeron prozac wellbutrin cymbalta desipramine tranylcypramine trazadone buspar gabapentin topamax lithium lamictal seroquel geodon zyprexa risperdal abilify clonidine propanalol klonopin xanax serax ativan hydroxizine amantadine. side effects or lack of efficacy all caused me to drop these.