Depression and Meds

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

edman222
New Member


Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 1
   Posted 1/3/2010 1:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello...my name is edman222....I have had four bouts od clinical depression during my lifetime.
I have been crrently in a depression.  I'm having troube getting help because my wife and I just moved to Florida from uipstate NewYork...  My Physician (Psychotherapist) back home has me on all kinds of meds...Seroquil, Pristiq and wellbutrine.  I have been on these meds for quite awhile and even though my therapist keeps adjusting the dosage, nothing seems to be working. I have just paid a huge amount of money for a three month supply.  What can I do when I'm down here and he's up there?

Linx
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 82
   Posted 1/3/2010 4:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello,
Here I am in upstate NY wishing I were in Flordia.....The first thing I would do is start to look for a real good Dr. or Psychiatrist who specializes in these medications. Maybe what you need is an adjustment of sorts. I also suffer from deep depression and am on wellbutrin,topamax,adivan,ect. When I move thats the top on my list of things to do is to look for a new Dr. because it's important to stay on top of the issues at hand. Maybe your Dr. in NY would help you with that. I know that the medications can be very expensive and so it is good to get a start on it now. Is your wife supportive? I hope that the flordia weather is helpful to your depression and the sunlight boost your energy...goodluck in your adventures I wish you all the best from snowy NY.....it only 4 degrees here in Western NY.

serafena
Veteran Member


Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 3715
   Posted 1/3/2010 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi edman,

Welcome to HealingWell and to the depression board. I'm from upstate NY originally, too. It's a hard place to be in the winter. I hope Florida helps with any seasonal depression.

Kind of the best idea is to get yourself in with a new psychiatrist asap. I had to change pdocs this year and it's nothing short of traumatic. It takes a while to get an appt with a new doc so call soon.

I'm a little confused by your terminology. Usually psychotherapists just do therapy. Are you seeing a psycho-pharmacologist? Do you see anyone for talk therapy? You must be under a huge amount of stress with a move that big. Stress like that always makes my mood wonky.

Good luck,
serafena
Serafena
Co-Moderator, Bipolar and Depression Forums
Bipolar II

"Bipolar disorder can be a great teacher. It's a challenge, but it can set you up to be able to do almost anything else in your life." - CARRIE FISHER


THE HAPPY TURTLE
Elite Member


Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 18751
   Posted 1/4/2010 2:59 AM (GMT -7)   
maybe some time to settle will help. especially with such a big move. make sure when you change doctors you get your file history sent. check with people in your new location, word of mouth is the best referal system i know and one i have used successfully all of my current life. i am not sure but i think once you have adjusted your mind may settle a tad. hoping so! all the best from down-under, jamie.
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.


getting by
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 40576
   Posted 1/4/2010 9:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the forum.

You have been given some great advice.

Keep posting, we are here for you.

Hugs, Karen
  Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
 
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, December 05, 2016 1:51 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,733,105 posts in 301,082 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151235 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, johndoss.
390 Guest(s), 13 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
BnotAfraid, trailguy, jliggett69, tickbite666, jared16, johndoss, Mexlyme, Bosco, Meshawmama, Old Editor, Tall Allen, iPoop, LanieG


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer