Hi everyone, I am usually over at the fibro section, but am having such a time with my depression, and one of the moderaters suggested I come here for a bit. :) Anyhow, I have been on Paxil 30mg. for about 2 or 3 years. Since 1995, I've tried Zoloft (6 or 7 years), then Paxil, Cymbalta, and back to Paxil. I think Effexor might have been in there. Anyhow, I have been visiting different area doctors to try and find one who will take me seriously. I have seen 3. I am depressed, I've gone in and out of that dark, seemingly endless tunnel. Now, I'm in the phase of being here, but not really living, plus, the fibro pain and fatigue. Dr. 1 said to taper off the Paxil and start Wellbutrin. He is not impressed with Savella, which I mentioned to him. Dr. 2 said take Paxil, more Lyrica, more Tramadol, Tylenol, and Aleve. (he's off the list now.) Dr. 3 says to taper off Paxil, and start the Savella packet.
I'm scared to death, confused, and wishing someone would just tell me what to do. Dr. 1 also mentioned that since I didn't do well with Cymbalta, I wouldn't do well with Savella.
Now, I have the Savella pack, and it says it is not an antidepressant!! :(
Should I move on to the Wellbutrin...(since it is another drug class from others I've tried), or try Savella. I want to have my life again. Can anyone help?
Also, the Dr. 3 kept asking if I was suicidal. No, I'm not now. That doesn't mean that I don't get down far enough to think about it. I read that antidepressants could worsen this...I thought they were supposed to help. As an added note. Suicide has become common in my family. I don't want to get to that dark place. .
I appreciate you reading my post. I know that no one can make a decision for me...just would like an opinion.
Thank you so much,
Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, GERD, Irritable Bowel, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Depression
Rx: Lyrica 100mg 2x, Prilosec OTC, Tramadol, Paxil
Even though the journey's long,
and I know the road is hard,
there's One who's gone before me,
He will help me carry on...
Post Edited (DonniesGirl) : 8/23/2009 11:00:35 PM (GMT-6)