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Re: stimulants for treatment-resistant depression? Roslynn

Posted by pedr on August 11, 2019, at 20:41:43

In reply to stimulants for treatment-resistant depression?, posted by Roslynn on August 11, 2019, at 14:37:06

I'm not going to talk about the current data on this. I'm going to talk about my own extensive experience with using methylphenidate-based and amphetaminergic meds to treat my decades-long severely Treatment Resistant Depression.

In a nutshell, the four Adderall doses I take every day afford me brief glimpses of feeling "normal". I briefly want to do things, care about things and feel mostly human basically. Other than those periods, I desperately want to be dead.

And before everyone jumps on the "stimulants are short term, this won't last" wagon, I've been taking this amount of Adderall for over a year. Yes, it is hugely less effective (for my depression) than when first prescribed, but it's still literally invaluable to me for the aforementioned reasons.

I cannot convey how important stimulants are to me in my fight against TRD.

FTR my regimen is Lexapro, Rexulti, Abilify, Trazodone, Buspar, Adderall.

Pete


I love the smell of Abilify in the morning. The smell, you know that chemical smell. Smells like victory. Some day this war's gonna end...
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Atypical Depression, OCD, IBS-C, GERD since '96


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