A quick update: I am doing much better! My rash is almost all gone!
1) I am still not certain what my DX is. However, my P-doc is treating me for bipolar depression.
2) That is great advice and I agree!
Interestingly, my comments about
feeling like I couldn't get out of bed. Someone commented here on an "old thread" and I completely related to the post about
"leaden paralysis." In fact, I think I became so deeply depressed because one of my favorite things to do is check things off of my "To Do" list. My mind actually wanted to do things but my body could not "stay up" with enough energy to get 'anything' done.
I too started the supplement Melatonin. Nature Made has a liquid gel that contains 3mg Melatonin and 200 mg. L-Theanine (mood support). It's working.
As far as meds go, the Latuda was "ok" at 20 mg but after taking 40 mg. for a few nights, I wake up with bad headaches and neck tension and VERTIGO. Since I'm doing better, I'm going to stay at 20mg (if I can). Since I do not know what my DX is, I will be interested to see if I go down again for "no reason." I related more to situational and atypical depression but I trust that my Pdoc realizes that this depression was deep and long for me.
UA: I wasn't prescribed anything for "allergies" with the Latuda but interestingly, I did feel "itchy." That side effect went away quickly. I tried to go from 20mg to 40mg but immediately got bad morning headaches and vertigo. On a positive note, I am doing MUCH better.
HT: I finally got the nerve up to take the Ritalin and I was fine. The affects of 5 mg. are barely noticable but hey, even if its a placebo effect at that dosage, I need all the help I can get. I'm not concerned about
eating them like candy because I do not like taking drugs. I don't drink while on medication. I hate the way I feel on weed. Basically, I'm a med/drug phobe. I would take narcotics for my chronic pain if I could but I throw them up. I'm VERY sensitive to medication. Thanks for lookin' out for me.