You said in an earlier post:
"I plan to continue seeing my Pdoc whom I know worked hard to pull me out of a MDD but if at all possible, I want to avoid the anti-psychotics. It's a shame I got a rash from the Lamotrogine. It seemed to help (quickly) at a low dose but I had to quit due to the rash."
So it is a shame that the Lamotrogine (Lamictal) worked on your depression but it caused a rash.
One website said it can cause a rash if its started at too high of a dosage, but I think you said you started off at a low dosage.
Then you said, "Sadly, while I am not convinced I am Bipolar (maybe II), this med (Lamictal, which gave you a rash), helped with my anxiety (racing thoughts, impending doom).”
So really it (Lamictal) helped not with your depression, but with your anxiety.
As far as which meds help with anxiety, webmd.com says:
"Antidepressants, particularly the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), are widely used to treat and prevent a variety of anxiety disorders.
"Examples of SSRIs that are commonly used to treat chronic anxiety include citalopram (Celexa), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac), paroxetine (Paxil), and sertraline (Zoloft).
"The antidepressants duloxetine (Cymbalta) and venlafaxine (Effexor), SNRIs (serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors) which act on the brain chemicals serotonin and norephinephrine, and some of the tricyclic antidepressants like imipramine (Tofranil), may also help.
"Antihistamines (such as hydroxyzine) and beta-blockers (such as propranolol) can help mild cases of anxiety as well as performance anxiety, a type of social anxiety disorder.
"Antidepressants such as SSRIs or SNRIs or tricyclics need to be taken daily whether or not you have anxiety on that particular day, as prescribed by your health care provider.
"Antihistamines or beta-blockers are usually taken only when needed for anxiety, or immediately before an anxiety-provoking event (for example, taking propranolol shortly before giving a speech).
"Finally, certain anticonvulsant medicines, such as gabapentin (Neurontin) and pregabalin (Lyrica), are also beginning to show value in treating some forms of anxiety in initial research.
(Buspar was also listed as anti anxiety.)
So have you tried some of these anti-anxiety meds?
Good you are getting your thyroid checked next week with ultrasound to see is your sleep situation is physical.