How can I beat depression without drugs?

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lostsoul62
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   Posted 1/31/2010 8:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I have tried about 2 dozen drugs for my depression over the last 7 years and every one of them has made me so sick and the cure is much worse than the depression. I just got though trying Zoloft again and my stomach felt like it caught fire. I'm just one of though poor Joes that just can't take anti-Depression Drugs without becoming so sick I am non functional. I tried 1/4 dose to start but the bad side effects I get are worse than the depression. It's like saying "Do you want to be on a chain gang or locked up in a prison cell. How about putting me in the yard so I can smell the flowers. Any suggestions?

Gucci Ant
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   Posted 1/31/2010 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
well when i started my AD's My doc told me straight out. " Anthony Things will get worse Before they get better" and thats what drove me to just try to fight it....if people think starting AD is easy and what not they are wroung. Its tough but in the long run boy or boy do u feel 100% better..iam not even jokeing. How long did u stay on the zoloft before u stopped? Would u consider trying a different AD? Theirs many options out their besides AD's...for example talking to a PDOC or a therapist have helped numerous amounts of people i know. But some people like me need more then that i hit my depression with a 1-2 punch of AD's and Therapy...i hope i helped a little i know its tough but we are all on the same boat... Be strong and remember we are here for ya.

-anthony

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   Posted 1/31/2010 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Anthony. It takes a couple of weeks for side effects to go away. And four to six weeks for anti depressants to reach their full effect. I tried many before I foudn what worked for me.

Psychotherapy has done me wonders. It would be something to consider. It really does help to talk.

Best wishes to you. I hope that you find what works.

Hugs, Karen
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theHTreturns...
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   Posted 1/31/2010 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
hi over 20 years of mental illness and i have tried them all. you may have resistant depression, thus i would talk to your dr. about any other possible treatments. agree with psychotherapy, did me wonders. 4 and a half years of intense work has helped me to help me!! ps finding the right medications can be hit and miss, therefore i suggest you advise your dr. of how you are feeling, internally, externally, etc. this way the doc can target your situation better with the right treatments. i wish you well, healing compassion to you, jamie.
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Daisysmom
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   Posted 2/1/2010 8:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I wonder what all of the side effects were. Some are annoying, but they go away. A drug that is bothering your stomach should be reconsidered, especially when there are so many types of antidepressants available.

I found that I was actually allergic to Wellbutrin (had a rash, went to urgent care center and got an IV running), so now I have to state every time I go to a drugstore or doctor that I am allergic to Wellbutrin, which is kind of embarrassing.

I am going through a challenging time right now. I know that when I go to my family doctor in a couple of weeks, she would be happy to write me a prescription for antidepressants. Just don't know that I'm ready to go back down that road. It is a big decision, and one that shouldn't be taken lightly

--MK

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   Posted 2/2/2010 4:56 AM (GMT -6)   
dear daisysmom, i wish you well. i hope things get back on track 4 you. my healing compassion 2 you. with kindness, jamie.
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

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