Hello, I'd like to start off by saying that I'm currently 15, if that makes any difference whatsoever.
I have had depression for a year, halfway through grade nine (first year of high school) it started. It started off as barely anything, but then it gradually became something that happened frequently. It would strike me; a state of where I would become overwhelmed with bad thoughts and feelings. Then, most nights I would just let them seep down and overcome my body and I would listen to sad songs and melodies. It came to the point where everyday after dinner I would fall into one of these 'depression attacks' I called them, but I held it inside and told no one for months.
Just recently, about
3 months ago I told my parents for the second time about
my depression, and accepted their request of taking me to a doctor (the first time I told them about
it, I refused to go to one). The difference between the first time and the second time I told my parents, is in between the time I was having (although never told my parents). Once I told my family doctor about
it (and only him), he became very worried and put me on Cipralex 10mg everyday. I was on that for about
8 weeks, where it helped a little bit. Its peak affect was about
5-6 weeks, but then it suddenly started to decrease in effectiveness in my body.
Now, just starting this week I was given the choice to either double my Cipralex dose to 20mg per day, or have a mix with another drug. I chose to mix the drugs, which turns out that the other drug, Wellbutrin, was going to be mixed in for a 150mg daily dose. I am just starting using both drugs at the same time.
I created this thread to ask a few questions;
1. Have you ever had experiences with either Cipralex or Wellbutrin? Please explain.
2. Any experiences with the combination?
and most likely the biggest question I need help with,
3. Should I tell my parents about
I haven't had them in a while, but I've left them in the dark about
a lot of the things that go on in my head, but it just feels so embarrassing to me. Am I just lost with this question.
Many thanks in advance,
Post Edited (Jalik) : 2/1/2010 6:41:12 PM (GMT-7)