Hello all,I'm new to this site and am hoping to get some helpful feedback from people suffering from deep depression as well. A little about
myself, I I am 49 and was on fluoxetine for about
8 years, it wore off and symptoms worsened with stress of my husband unemployed for 4 years. Was switched to Zoloft and am taking 150 mg of Lamictal, 150 mg of Buproprion and .5 mg of Risperidone. They just upped my Zoloft to 150 then will go to 200 in two weeks. My problem is I'm still having thoughts that I obsess over, typically losing my friends and feeling I've ruined my kids lives, and I know that makes it worse. I also still have thoughts of suicide because I've ruined all my friendships with my depression over the last four years, and still have days where I don't want to leave the house. The only thing that keeps me grounded are my two sons (14,16). Final thought is I have never been diagnosed with depression, never been "tested", and am wondering if it's something more serious. How can I get the doctors to formally diagnose what I have? All they seem to do is increase my meds. Thanks for any advice I can get.