With Emsam I read about the patch and that was what I was wondering if anyone had tried.
Most recently I have had very bad reactions to Zoloft, Paxil, Iniprimine, and Wellbutrin. In August we can add in Cymbalta and Lexapro.
Up until recently, I could take the medications and I have for years. Last year my body started to go haywire with strange liver readings, low cortisol (it took a long time to find that), low sodium, and thyroid levels that go up and down. They took me off my medications and now I can’t get back on them. The worse part is that I can’t even explain what happens all that well. Maybe you can relate…I start something…it reacts quickly even though I know it should not…then in 3 or 4 days I can’t drag myself out of bed due to feeling so weak and I have no desire to do anything but pet my dog. When I stop taking anything I am depressed but at least strong enough to get moving to some degree.
I am also looking into ECT. It is just so hard to live feeling this way all the time. Way too many mornings I don't even want to wake up. Unfortunately with ECT around here doing it outpatient is very hard to arrange and I cannot imagine being in a hospital for 2 or 3 weeks for a few hours a day three days a week. I was in the hospital 3 times last year. Even with a crushed foot and broken back I managed to get out early so I could get home and rest properly.
Thanks for your reply. Take care.