Hi everybody. My name is Erik and I'm new to this website and forum. I'm suffering from the pains of depression and don't really know who to turn to. I have this sense of overwhelming pessimism, erratic panic attacks, periods where I feel really "empty," lethargic, and withdrawing from social contact. I'm a college student, and as such I didn't get much sleep...so that may have altered the chemicals in my brain.
I've tried many of the SSRI's (Zoloft, Celexa, and Prozac), and no effect. For the past couple of months I was on Mirtazapine, to no effect, but massive weight gain. My doctor is currently trying stimulants (Daytrana Patch), Zyprexa, and Wellbutrin. I've been on Wellbutrin for a few days, and I'm not noticing an effect. I've even taken 600mg to no avail.
Does anyone have any treatment suggestions that I could relay to my doctor? Should I add Effexor to my regimen? Thanks and I would really appreciate any comments you have. Please help me. :)