What do you take for DEPRESSION???

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stutterbug
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   Posted 5/21/2009 5:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I need to see a Psychiatrist. I am too depressed. I was wondering what you all take to help this depression. It is not new, it is just becoming unbearable for me. My days and nights are blurred. I dont want to wake up anymore.

Vin
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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 5/21/2009 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
wellbutrin 200 mg/50 mg paxil has been great. the depression/anxiety has been my worst symptoms by far!!! u dont even care about getting better.

I care about things again and it makes me want to keep going and staying visible in life.

Vin
History:
UC/Chrons - Feb 2004
Panic Disorder/depression - June 08
Lyme Disease - June 08 
Dysplastic Nevus Syndome - birth
Currently: Treating Lyme Disease
Drugs: 6mp 75 mg|lialda 2.4 mg|Paxil 50 mg|Klonopin .25 mg|Trazodone 50 mg|WellButrin|Bactrim|PRN Perc/Tramadol
 
 
 
 
 


peacesoul
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   Posted 5/22/2009 2:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I suffered horrible depression from all the illness as well. It was rough.
I didn't take any meds, but got out of it with therapy, diet change, some great books and exercise.

JELAINEP
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   Posted 5/22/2009 4:43 AM (GMT -7)   
300mg Wellbutrin and 50mg Paxil every day and up to 5mg Xanax a day for anxiety.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.  - Margaret Meade
06/00- The beginning, 08/01-LD positive, 10/01- Igenex and CDC LD positive, 10/02-LD positive, 11/03-LD positive, 10/07-Bartonella positive, CD57=3, possibly just tested positive for koseri IgA, Morganella motgani,Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF - yay! another acronym), Typhus Fever, Klebsiella pneumonia, Proteus miabilis, Citrobacter i IgA, Hafnia alvai IgA, NKC4, Interleukin 4 (IL4), IL8, Immunobillin (IM01). 
Current Rx's 11/12/08: Wellbutrin 300mg, Paxil 60mg, Xanax 5mg, Acidophilus, Lyrica 600mg
"How much more can I take?", songhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gHiR1xeOSs


stutterbug
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   Posted 5/22/2009 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   
thank you all. I am going to do this ASAP. I dont feel I can treat this LD properly until I get a handle on this depression.

nefferdun
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   Posted 5/22/2009 3:48 PM (GMT -7)   
When I found out I had bartonella and treated that my depression got much better. I didn't care much about anything, even the people I love the most. St. John's Wort helps.

CajunGrl
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   Posted 5/22/2009 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I've heard Pristiq is really good for depression. It works on both chemicles in your brain instead of just one. From what I've read and what my doctor said, you don't gain weight on it either. I was prescribed this but haven't started it yet so I can't tell you anything from experience but from what I've read, it seems to work really well. Look it up on the Internet.

I hope this clears soon and you feel better. I know all too well how you feel. Hugs!
2003 symptoms started with very intense panic attacks and anxiety. Also had sound and smell sensitivities. Was in and out of the hospital from 2003-2005. Diagnosed with panic disorder.
2007 found an LLMD and was diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment.
2008 symptoms came back with a vengence. Muscle pain, joint pain, floaters, stiff neck, rib pain, slow thinking, brain fog, etc...
2009 went back to see LLMD. Diagnosed again with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Biaxin 250mg to start (starting slow and working my way up, Mepron(babesia), Ultram(muscle/joint pain), Thyro Complex 60mg(Thyroid), Probiotics ,Caproyl(intestinal candidas),Psyllium Powder(intestinal cleansing support),Bentonite Magma(absorbent aid for intestinal detoxification)
-Plus a ton of other supplements


CajunGrl
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   Posted 5/22/2009 3:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I was told I had bartonella too and I think this co-infection has alot to do with anxiety and depression. Even Lyme rage.
2003 symptoms started with very intense panic attacks and anxiety. Also had sound and smell sensitivities. Was in and out of the hospital from 2003-2005. Diagnosed with panic disorder.
2007 found an LLMD and was diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment.
2008 symptoms came back with a vengence. Muscle pain, joint pain, floaters, stiff neck, rib pain, slow thinking, brain fog, etc...
2009 went back to see LLMD. Diagnosed again with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Biaxin 250mg to start (starting slow and working my way up, Mepron(babesia), Ultram(muscle/joint pain), Thyro Complex 60mg(Thyroid), Probiotics ,Caproyl(intestinal candidas),Psyllium Powder(intestinal cleansing support),Bentonite Magma(absorbent aid for intestinal detoxification)
-Plus a ton of other supplements


Martha's Vineyard
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   Posted 5/27/2009 10:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Cymbalta helped me some. And with the pain too and the fatique and weight gain.
But it finally went away when DR. Fry told me that I had bart. And then I finnaly got the right treatment for bart.
So thank fry...for aving my life.
I was done tyring to even care anymore.
2004 in Martha's Vineyard me and my two daughters then 11 mos and 6 all got Lyme Disease. This was only known to us because we found the tiny ticks on us and we got very ill. My dog also got lyme and he went lame.
We have fought it for 4 years to no avail.
We all got it again this summer is Texas.
I am now in treatment in Scottsdale Arizona at Envita.

"The eyes cannot see for for what the mind does not know."


judy3
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 667
   Posted 5/28/2009 6:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
For me depression was relevied as soon as I got my blood sugars under control,the depression was horrible, I felt like I couldnt move from my chair, I decided to test my blood sugar and it was high, I cut the carbs out and the first night after a dinner of no carbs I was able to get my kids to bed and do the dishes, I went on Metformin for about two years and now am dealing with the diabetes with diet and exercise.
I got diabetes and high blood pressure with Lyme Disease, most doctors will only do a fasting blood test and say your fine, but you really need to test your sugar level one hour after a meal and get an idea how high your glucose level is after a carb meal

Kiss My Lyme
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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 23
   Posted 8/28/2009 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
wow do I know how you feel? why yes I do.I've sunk so low I asked God to take my life. She didn't.So we're stuck here for now.I try to stay focused focused on spirituality(where's the barf bag).What is that?You tell me.I'm not sure but I keep focusing on it any way.Eastern philosophy really helps me bundles.Check out Lama Surya Das for instance or Thich Nhat Hahn.(budhist masters)or Depak Chopra.I really admire and respect them.If nothing else budhism is a wonderful psychology.Very insightful. Keep the "Light" on! byeeeeeeeeeee...

DazedDaisy
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 9/4/2009 10:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so chemically sensitive! Ive tried more than 15+ different anti depressants over the course of 20 years and they all had serious side effects and I felt doomed until a NMD prescribed Deprenyl (aka Selegriline) old fashioned medicine and Lithium orotate + low dose Naltrexone transformed my life.

I took one dose of Lyrica two years ago and it launched me into the deepest darkest depression!! Whoa there! it was bad! I was listless and six weeks of low dose Deprenyl, Naltrexone and Lithium brought me out of it.
I have Lyme induced bipolar-like symptoms and felt that nothing would treat me without sedating me and with all the fatigue..who needs sedation!!??

My Dad passed away one month ago to the day. I'm sad, feeling my feelings but nothing like I would be without my magic bullets I just know it!!

I get all these meds from a compounding pharmacy that I fax my RX to and they mail it to me. the best prices anywhere!! Belmar Pharmacy in Co.
 DazedDaisy
"You are sick outside the box of medicine..." DUH!
 
 

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