Wow I too would like to feel like I was 16 again and I could make some wiser choices too. You have a history of cancer so you have your own set of reasons for your depression issues. Each person is different and each medication is different.
What works for someone else may not work for you. Some people do better on a combo of meds. I take Cymbalta but am just starting up Wellbutrin. The Cymbalta has never made me feel like I am in a good place. I also take Trazadone for sleep and Buspar for anxiety now as Wellbutrin does not have the antianxiety properties that Cymbalta had.
I hope you can find a psychiatrist soon as they are the ones that know the meds best but remember to advocate for yourself. My psychiatrist wanted to fire me one day. Oh my........................if that is the worst thing that ever happened to me I would survive.
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Good Luck with getting the med started :)