Thanks to els for welcoming me to the forum and to Counter Clockwise for your help and to both for taking the time to write. I have already discussed the depression patch with my phsychiatrist. I understand it is different than SSRI's. I believe that I am going to try it as I am stuck in a depressive episode that has more or less lasted all summer. I know that I have to quit taking my Lexapro and Desyrel for a time before I can begin the patch. I had forgotten how long before.
Guess I will be the first for this and will be glad to let you all know how it works etc.
Also I think I have found a place where there are caring people that understand depression. I have posted to some other sites over the years and never received any answers or if I did they were sarcastic. I will be looking forward to logging on often for some support and to be helping others in any way I can.
Was just diagnosed with pre-diabetes and ataxia yesterday so not sure when I will be able to begin patch with having to deal with these conditions in the best way. Getting older is a challenge for sure. Thanks again for the help.