Generally side effects are gone in two weeks or less when starting a new AD. Though for me they worked good, then about
a month or two down the road I got the side effects and they wouldn't go away. But if you get them in the beginning, they usually do go away. It gets frustrating I know, it took me five tries before I found something that worked.
Ladybug, believe me you are not alone. We have all been through it. It takes time and hard work. Keep at it. Keep seeing your psychologist. If they come up with another med you haven't tried, give it a go. Like posted above, you know you will feel good for a little while and that is better than not at all.
I Found that cbt worked good for me. There is a book called "Feeling Good" by Dr. David Burns. It is an older book but it is real good and easy to understand. I find most self help books are though. I don't read a lot actually when it comes to books. So I get bored easy. This book helped me a lot.
I did notice you mentioned suicide a couple of times. We can't discuss it here, forum rules. Thanks in advance for understanding. And there are numbers and helpful sites about
that at the top of the page under "depression resources".
I hope you stick around. It helps to know you aren't alone. Keep trying. Never give up. Know we are all here for you.
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies
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