Hi Sue, Are you seeing a Psychiatrist for management of your medications? If not I would strongly suggest one as they are more appropriate in treating these type of disorders and are more familiar with the medications and reactions.
A lot of these medications can have some severe side effects; I have been on several antidepressants in the past that affected me in terrible ways. When starting a new medication it is so important to keep close contact with your physician incase there is a problem instead of just stopping the medication yourself which can be extremely dangerous. Often times the doctor will view this as non-compliance with their treatment plan. I don’t know if this is what the situation is here or not. But you should be able to speak openly to your physician regarding your medication regime and what to expect in the future.
So, in my opinion I think you need to find out exactly why he feels that he doesn’t need to or wont prescribe you medication any longer. If it isn’t something that you agree with then you always have the option of finding a new doctor.
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i have taken nearly every single AD on the market and had overwheleming ly bad side effects from all which is why either they stopped working or didnt work for me.
i have tried the litany of them all even remeron. i had a brain eeg and Qeeg which showed in nov 05 when i had a seziure that i scored (0-4)
Rianna, My depression is just as you described yours...extremely dangerous if left untreated. I couldn’t have said it any better myself. No, these medications are not perfect and they do have their side effects and down falls of when you have to come off of them. I too have taken several antidepressants that didn’t work for me and made me feel worse or even psychotic if you want to go there....BUT, I hung in there with my doctors to find the right medications to treat it. First it was Zoloft which I was on for about 5 yrs then it started to quit on me so I had to go off of it and started on Effexor XR. This has been a life saver for me because I was at a very low point when I started it. I won’t elaborate on that...
Sue - It is so important to keep in mind when making strong opinions about medications that everyone is different and is going to react differently to them. What works for me may not work for you...but I wouldn’t want to scare someone off from getting on antidepressant treatment just because of one's own personal opinion and experience. Please keep this in mind....
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