I have been battling this disorder since I was 20 years of age. For me, it has been a nightmare and my personal hell. I am now 33 years of age and know beyond a shadow of a doubt that my life has been wasted by never feeling good, staying home, and just withdrawing.
I keep my life extremely sheltered, structured, and private, but before all this came about, I was not this type of person.
I have found that the most sedating of drugs and I mean sedating, drop out after 10 minutes of taking, have been the most helpful. Elavil worked for 2 weeks and then stopped completely. Sinequan was great. I was out in like 5 minutes and felt great the next day. After a while, that stopped being so effective. Then I found Celexa and Risperdal. I would take the meds and I tell you, I would have to be near a bed because I was going to drop uncontrollably. Most people would probably hate all that, but the drugs that had those effects were the only ones that worked out of at least 30 to 40 different antidepressants, mood stabilizers, etc...
Due to the fact that so many drugs have been no benefit to me, I also wonder if I have Treatment Resistant Depression.
Anyhow, I was hoping I might be able to get some feedback on any medications that may have been extremely sedating for some of you. I know that not all drugs work the same for all, but I'm so desperate at this moment. I am 11 weeks pregnant which is only causing things to get worse and I'm so depressed all the time, I can barely move, eating is bad, and I want to sleep all the time even though I find I can't. So, seriously need some advice.