Depression and Meds

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   Posted 1/3/2010 3:52 PM (GMT -6) name is edman222....I have had four bouts od clinical depression during my lifetime.
I have been crrently in a depression.  I'm having troube getting help because my wife and I just moved to Florida from uipstate NewYork...  My Physician (Psychotherapist) back home has me on all kinds of meds...Seroquil, Pristiq and wellbutrine.  I have been on these meds for quite awhile and even though my therapist keeps adjusting the dosage, nothing seems to be working. I have just paid a huge amount of money for a three month supply.  What can I do when I'm down here and he's up there?

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   Posted 1/3/2010 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Here I am in upstate NY wishing I were in Flordia.....The first thing I would do is start to look for a real good Dr. or Psychiatrist who specializes in these medications. Maybe what you need is an adjustment of sorts. I also suffer from deep depression and am on wellbutrin,topamax,adivan,ect. When I move thats the top on my list of things to do is to look for a new Dr. because it's important to stay on top of the issues at hand. Maybe your Dr. in NY would help you with that. I know that the medications can be very expensive and so it is good to get a start on it now. Is your wife supportive? I hope that the flordia weather is helpful to your depression and the sunlight boost your energy...goodluck in your adventures I wish you all the best from snowy only 4 degrees here in Western NY.

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   Posted 1/3/2010 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi edman,

Welcome to HealingWell and to the depression board. I'm from upstate NY originally, too. It's a hard place to be in the winter. I hope Florida helps with any seasonal depression.

Kind of the best idea is to get yourself in with a new psychiatrist asap. I had to change pdocs this year and it's nothing short of traumatic. It takes a while to get an appt with a new doc so call soon.

I'm a little confused by your terminology. Usually psychotherapists just do therapy. Are you seeing a psycho-pharmacologist? Do you see anyone for talk therapy? You must be under a huge amount of stress with a move that big. Stress like that always makes my mood wonky.

Good luck,
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   Posted 1/4/2010 4:59 AM (GMT -6)   
maybe some time to settle will help. especially with such a big move. make sure when you change doctors you get your file history sent. check with people in your new location, word of mouth is the best referal system i know and one i have used successfully all of my current life. i am not sure but i think once you have adjusted your mind may settle a tad. hoping so! all the best from down-under, jamie.

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   Posted 1/4/2010 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum.

You have been given some great advice.

Keep posting, we are here for you.

Hugs, Karen
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