IAM IN NEED OF HELP BY OTHERS THAT TAKE ANTIDEPRESSANTS. I HAVE NOT FOUND ONE YET THAT HAS WORKED ON ME.


Answers


Mattie58
2334 days ago
Unfortunately, there is no one best antidepresssant, because different ones affect different people in different ways. So you have to try several to see which one works for you -- if any. It's worth noting that a combination of antidepressants and therapy has been found to have longer-lasting effects that antidepressants alone. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which is generally short-term, has especially promising results. You might look into that, if you haven't already, while waiting to find which antidepressant works for you.



Clyde
2334 days ago
Hi there...I agree with Mattie. It is vital that you have to seek your therapists help.

There are so many possible contradictions with meds.

best,

Clyde



drjean
2332 days ago
Victoria, I hope you aren't feeling defeated or desperate because none of them have helped you. Even the drug companies say that their medicines, when they help, only help maybe 30% of the population. A very recent study is showing that only those who are severely depressed, and those who truly believe the meds will help them (placebo effect) are helped, and that the medicines really don't help other patients. Wow, eh?

So don't feel bad about not having "typical" medicinal help. Have you tried psychotherapy? A good clinical psychologist can help you feel better within 6 months of therapy, usually. (Often it's immediate because you find someone who cares about you and is going to help. ;) )

There are also some herbs that a holistic doctor can help you decide about taking, that help others.

Anti-depressants are just one thing that some use to feel better, there are many other things to try!

Good wishes

drjean



lifeblows
2310 days ago
I question the validity of anti-depressants based on my experiences with them. The recent findings on how the drug companies lied about the results and doctored studies to show their effectiveness, when in fact they weren't, was no surprise to me. I tried several anti-depressants and in the end realized they all made me feel worse. I haven't been on any medication for two years now (I'm borderline). Can't really say I see much of a difference. I think we have to question the effectiveness of medications when they are designed to be profit-making vehicles. It's not as if the drug companies have our best interests or health in mind, it's our wallets they're after.



randa98
2298 days ago
after years of trying all types of antidepressants I find the cocktail of Lexapro/150 Wellbrutin xl together. they seem to cancel out the side effects of each other and work really well in combo. Lexapro helps you relax and makes you a bit fuzzy. Wellbutrin gives you a boost of energy and keeps you focused. Lexapro can cause weight gain Wellbutrin can decrease appetite. Lexapro can cause sexual side effects, Wellbutrin increases sex dive. So in my opinion it is a match made in heaven. Let me know if you try and it works out for you...Good luck