Posted 6/1/2015 1:49 PM (GMT -6)
KChrispcat & Matina, thanks for the input. Yes, depression does run in my family. My sister has suffered from clinical depression for many years and has had some very serious, debilitating episodes in the past. Thank God, right now, and for some time now, hers has been under control with a combination of meds. Unfortunately, those meds don't work for me, or they haven't in quite some time although in the past, they did. For about 5+ months now, almost everything I've tried to take has been like poison to my system. Violently bad reactions - such as creating an anxiety level that's through the roof, incapacitating depression that makes me almost totally non-functional, and it happens within a matter of hours of my taking the meds. That's why it's been so hard these past 5 months or so to control my depression & anxiety. Mine is a complicated situation. I saw my psych. today & he kept me on Remeron, added a medicine called Lamictal which I am to start tonight, and he changed me from Lorazepam (Ativan) to Klonipin (sp). I'm going to start a thread for input on Lamictal so I can hopefully get some info. on it. I'm just praying to God that this works because I have been in such a very bad way. It means a lot that you all respond to my posts and give me input. I will be forever grateful.