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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 8/12/2007 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there everyone,

hopefully i can get some support and answers.I suffer from major depression and newly diagnosed with biopolar II.I tried Effexor,Lexapro and Zoloft.they all have failed.Im now on my second day on 300mg/Wellbutrin and 60mg/Cymbalta.
I also take 1mg Clonazepam when needed.I tried Abilify and never again,it didnt help at all,it made me drowsy and i was throwing up.
Does anyone here take any of these meds?
I just wish i could wake up one day and just be happy for one day.I cry a lot,im sad,i get very upset,feel numb and think about death and giving up but im trying to get better each day and hope i can beat this chemical imbalance and enjoy life.

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Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 4031
   Posted 8/12/2007 12:23 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi jenna, welcome to healing well we are happy you found us.  I am sorry to hear about your diagnosis.  I know it can be hard to deal with especially when your trying to get the medication combination down right.  Sometimes it takes a while but stay positive because you will find it.  I worked in the mental health system for many years and have seen a lot of people struggle with this exact same thing but it is treatable just work with your doctor.

I have Major Depression too but I also have anxiety/panic with post traumatic stress disorder.  It took awhile for my doctor to find the right medication for me.  I take Effexor Xr 300mg and Xanax when I need it.  My mother also has depression and takes Wellbutrin which she has taken for years, it helps her pretty well.  Klonopin is mostly for anxiety also but while your going through this change in meds it is smart to take it when you feel you need it.

There is a lot of people here who can relate to how you feel dear, keep posting I am sure you will get lots of support, suggestions and hopefully be able to find some peace of mind.  Take care

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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 870
   Posted 8/12/2007 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
:-)  Hi Jenna and welcome to our forum!!!  this is a great place to be!!!!
I am in therapy with a guy that takes the same meds as you.  The complaints that he has shared with the group is that he does feel tired, he says his depression is lifting and considering what has gone on in his life, I think that they are good combination for him.
I take wellbutrin and ritalin and i have the VNS implant, i have my days, good and bad.
Again welcome :-)
 The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.

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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 8/13/2007 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   

Hello Jenna

Welcome to Healing Well. It is so nice to meet you and I hope that we can help you make it through as we have all been or are in the same place as you.

I am on the Cymbalta 120 mg.  Yes I did mean 120mg redface .  I feel it works fairly well although I do not like the idea of being on such a high dose and may talk to my Physician about dropping back to 90 mg.

Like you I spent hours in tears for months on end and was afraid to leave home as I was safe here where I could cry. It took a lot of therapy, support from my family and from online members but I made it to where I am back out living. I would still like to feel better but for now I will accept this.

You have joined a wonderful forum and you will find the members to be warm and so very caring. Stay with us and keep posting.

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*~* Not a mental health professional at all *~*
Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression 
"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” 
~Rosalyn Carter


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