Not sure I'm gonna get many answers here for this, but I'm sure IV antibiotics have a huge effect on Trazadone and I'm just trying to find out if this is just me or not.
I have my IV antibiotics in hospital, I opt for this because I can't cope at home while on them. I am always on Ceftazadime and Tobramycin and generally have no extra meds other than these. I have mostly been a lot better at dealing with things, not being as panicky and not being as depressed since starting Trazadone. I have started moving on with my life and while I still get desperatly sad sometimes (I am going through IVF and it isn't working) I am generally ok, and cope well with seeing my counselor once a week at college to offload to.
But, everytime it comes to IV time my mood plummets. I scare myself stupid, I can't stand being left in the room with syringes, I hate being on the top floor with a window I could fit through. I get so angry and anxious and frustrated. I end up wanting to kill everyone who's wronged me, and myself. But after about 2 days of stopping antibiotics I return back to this person I want to be. I'm trying to stay off the antibiotics, only needing them every 3 months usually, but I've already had 2 lots this year end of January and start of March and it was horrendous. This is why I can't cope, because if I'm like this at home and on my own having to give my own IV's, I'm much much worse. It's not just the stressful hospital environment, infact our shiney new ward is pretty superb if you remove the idiotic doctors. It has to be the antibiotics.
Has anyone else found that certain medication cancels out your antidepressant effects and how did you cope with that? I can't not have the IV antibiotics, and oral antibiotics just don't cut through the crap on my lungs. But, perhaps if someone else had something similar, then I could at least mention it to someone and perhaps add in an extra antidepressant just for when I'm on IV's. My CF team just don't seem to believe me a lot of the time that I'm feeling so horrible inside and at that point I can't cope with the extra rubbish they try and push at me (latest was that I'd never get my lung function back, I proved them wrong and gave them the finger, but it still annoys me they could say that).
My chest this week feels like it's about to start on another infection run. Starting to cough more and I'm starting to tire out, so I'm probably gonna hold out another month before needing them again, I need to be prepared this time I think, and perhaps go see my psychiatrist with any information I might have.
Hope everyones well