I know different meds work for different people....

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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 11/13/2006 10:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been on a long list of different things through the years....

lithium, ritalin, seroquel, celexa, concerta, depakote, dexedrine, wellbutrin, zoloft, xanax, effexor, luvox and remeron... might be a couple more, I don't remember....

I feel like nothing really works....

any suggestions of new stuff I should try (try to ask for I should say....)

let me know.... theres gotta be SOMETHING out there that will work for me....

also, are there antidepressants that work QUICK.... I don't think I can wait another month for this stuff to go into my system....

today is a better day than yesterday but life is still tough.
I teared up and almost started crying in a meeting with my principal and a very high up woman from the board of ed.... I told them that I have been battling depression...
not an excuse for my poor teaching but still a factor.

Monday is down, 4 more days to go...... and why do the weekends go by so quickly just to leave me with the sunday blues....

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   Posted 11/14/2006 1:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi. Yes there is hope. I am coming through a major depression myself. Are you working together with a psychiatrist? Perhaps a combo of meds might work for you. I know it's frustrating but hang in there. Usually the meds will start to work in 2-3 weeks. You need to see a counselor too. meds and counseling together are the most effective. Have you tried CBT - Cognitive Behavior Therapy? I sure hope tomorrow is a better day for you. Take care.
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   Posted 11/14/2006 6:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Hopeful always gives good advice and suggestions :-) .  You have been on quite a long list of medications...but when you have major depression (am I am only assuming that this is your diagnosis) that is common.  I also have taken most of what you have listed and have had major depression, panic/anxiety with PTSD for well over 15 years, I am 33 yrs old now.  It is essential to work with a psychiatrist as hopeful stated as they are most knowledgeable with these medications and disorders and are able to best find the right combination to work for you.  It is fustrating I know...I have been there and have had medication stop working and also just plain not work at all.  Sometimes for those that have a difficult time finding the right medication doctors will resort to what is called "stacking" of antidepressants which is adding two on top of each other to find the right balance.  Please hang in there and know that there is hope.
What you did ask for in your post...the two newest antidepressants on the market Cymbalta and Lexapro are showing great promise for many people. 
We are always here for you and I hope you have a much better day today...my thoughts are with you. :-)

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