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Author Topic: Yet another antidepressant I can't tolerate.  (Read 7277 times)

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Offline shadowfluid

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Yet another antidepressant I can't tolerate.
« on: January 25, 2008, 05:11:50 AM »

1.  Celexa - severe agitation
2.  Remeron - severe sedation/electric shocks throughout body from loud noises
3.  Tofranil (lowest dose ever)- scary heart palpitations/made anxiety worse
4.  St. John's Wort- good! then reaaal bad. Can't take anymore cuz I'm starting meds.

This has been a frustrating process.  My university psych doc said I have to go elsewhere since I'm starting meds since I need my GP and Psych to "work together". Totally makes sense.  Just inconvenient cuz I'm uninsured.

I'm not sure why my body seems to have a problem with antidepressants.  I always "start low and go slow" but I can never tolerate them.  I'm ready to give up.  I feel like the depression has leveled off considerably in the last month but I have my episodic bad days and feel lost and underwater and doubt that it'll ever go away.  I know this is a trial-and-error type of process but damn gina...I'm soo annoyed!

 
Jan 08       321/23%  VL 92,000 (very mild shingles)
Feb 1 08    Start Truvada+Viramune
March 08    470/33%  VL 320
mid-May     Start Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada
June 08      571/ 40%     VL   80
August 08   585/ 33%     VL >50
Nov  Lab error!!!!!!!!wah.
Jan 09        535      Undetectable
March 11     756

Offline BT65

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Re: Yet another antidepressant I can't tolerate.
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2008, 09:31:57 AM »
Shadow, don't give up.  There are a myriad of anti-d's out there.  Is there a local mental health center in your area?  Usually they will take someone who has no insurance, and put them on a sliding scale.  And they usually have psychiatrists there also.  This might be an option for you.
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline lydgate

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Re: Yet another antidepressant I can't tolerate.
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2008, 09:51:00 AM »
I noticed that the original post is three months old. Things might have changed for you by now. If you're still battling depression, and still doing the trial-and-error medication search thing, get in touch, if you like, or post again on this thread. I could make some suggestions.

Jay

Love your torso, btw.  ;)
Her finely-touched spirit had still its fine issues, though they were not widely visible. Her full nature, like that river of which Cyrus broke the strength, spent itself in channels which had no great name on the earth. But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.

George Eliot, Middlemarch, final paragraph

Offline dgr20002

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Re: Yet another antidepressant I can't tolerate.
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2008, 05:49:10 PM »
I want to suggest Lexapro.

David

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Re: Yet another antidepressant I can't tolerate.
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2008, 07:08:14 PM »
We should tread this subject very carefully when advising on this or that med.  Of course, only a licensed physician should be doing that.  I think we all know that though.
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline lydgate

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Re: Yet another antidepressant I can't tolerate.
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2008, 04:11:48 AM »
I meant only that I have an interested knowledgeable amateur's response to give -- and 20 years of dealing with shrinks! Not pretending to be a doctor; but then again, I hope there are doctors not pretending to be me (and other patients).

Jay
Her finely-touched spirit had still its fine issues, though they were not widely visible. Her full nature, like that river of which Cyrus broke the strength, spent itself in channels which had no great name on the earth. But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.

George Eliot, Middlemarch, final paragraph

Offline BT65

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Re: Yet another antidepressant I can't tolerate.
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2008, 08:45:50 AM »
I wasn't suggeting you, Jay sweetie.
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline ga1964

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Re: Yet another antidepressant I can't tolerate.
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2008, 01:02:58 AM »
My doc put me on 40mg paxil and 100mg amitriptylin to control the shocks.  I take Atripla and it not suppose to interact negatively with Atripla or my other meds.  I hope this helps, but ask your doc first.

Offline shadowfluid

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Re: Yet another antidepressant I can't tolerate.
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2008, 09:14:48 PM »
I meant only that I have an interested knowledgeable amateur's response to give -- and 20 years of dealing with shrinks! Not pretending to be a doctor; but then again, I hope there are doctors not pretending to be me (and other patients).

Jay

Thanks for the response...no need for meds for me.  All better now. Took 8 months but I'm fine now. :)
Jan 08       321/23%  VL 92,000 (very mild shingles)
Feb 1 08    Start Truvada+Viramune
March 08    470/33%  VL 320
mid-May     Start Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada
June 08      571/ 40%     VL   80
August 08   585/ 33%     VL >50
Nov  Lab error!!!!!!!!wah.
Jan 09        535      Undetectable
March 11     756

Offline Central79

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Re: Yet another antidepressant I can't tolerate.
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2008, 10:14:45 AM »
So what ended up working?
Diagnosed January 2006
26/1/06 - 860 (22%), VL > 500,000
24/4/06 - 820 (24.6%), VL 158,000
13/7/06 - 840 (22%), VL 268,000
1/11/06 - 680 (21%), VL 93,100
29/1/07 - 1,020 (27.5%), VL 46,500
15/5/07 - 1,140 (22.8%), VL not done.
13/10/07 - 759 (23.2%), VL 170,000
6/11/07 - 630 (25%), VL 19,324
14/1/08 - 650 (21%), VL 16,192
15/4/08 - 590 (21%), VL 40, 832

Offline shadowfluid

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Re: Yet another antidepressant I can't tolerate.
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2008, 03:05:33 AM »
So what ended up working?

Time (8 months) and therapy (6 months). It was my first episode. I hope to never go through that again. :)
Jan 08       321/23%  VL 92,000 (very mild shingles)
Feb 1 08    Start Truvada+Viramune
March 08    470/33%  VL 320
mid-May     Start Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada
June 08      571/ 40%     VL   80
August 08   585/ 33%     VL >50
Nov  Lab error!!!!!!!!wah.
Jan 09        535      Undetectable
March 11     756

Offline rick21007

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Re: Yet another antidepressant I can't tolerate.
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2008, 12:20:11 PM »
Great news that you came out the other side with time and therapy.  There are different kinds of depression--some one-time episodes and some periodic.  There are alternatives to medication, and never underestimate the impact of diet and exercise.  If depression reoccurs at some point in the future I would ree-iterate what has already been said on this thread that there are a number of anti-depressants out there and some in different classes then you had apparently been tried on.  You may get by fine without them, but for some they are pretty neccessary to get through it.

rick

 


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