This is my experience pre crohn's. I've been on 3 diff antidepressants before I got diagnosed with bipolar II and did well on all 3 although after a few years, the effects would start to wear off so they'd change me to a diff one and then I'd be fine again. I agree that it is trial and error and once you get the right drug, it will definately will help you "get out" of the depression funk. I have found that taking pills + seeing my therapist is the best mix for "keeping me out" of depression. =0)
started off with prozac + buspar 1995-1999
then took paxil 1999-2002
then celexa 2002-2006
Didn't have any funky side effects on any of the 3, although with the paxil, if I waited too long to take it or forgot to take it, I would get dizzy until I took it.
Most anti depressants take a few weeks to kick in so don't freak out if your mood doesn't change right away. It will get better.
Technically you're not support to drink alcohol but in case you do.... #1 it is a depressant so sometimes if I drank I would get re depressed for a couple of days and #2 it is intensified by the antidepressant so you get tipsy quicker.
Good luck to you.....
Newbie - 35 yrs old Diagnosed: 08/03/07
Asacol 3x day
Imuran 50MG 3 x day
Lamictal 125 MG/day for bioloar II
Post Edited (malakai) : 11/29/2007 7:57:53 PM (GMT-7)