I was taking anti-ds for a long time prior to my UC dx. I've tried so many different ones, I can't remember what all I've tried. I'm currently taking porzac and wellbutrin XL, as well as clonazepam as needed. In the beginning, I was able to tell beyond any shadow of a doubt that they helped me. Recently, I'm starting to think that it might be time to try something else. I seem to be flat emotionally, and apathetic at best. I keep trying to find the pill that will solve my problems, but I think that my loner personality contributes more to my feeling of loneliness, and then the self-imposed isolation from dealing with the UC constant loo trips.
Anti-ds can most certainly help alleviate mood, but in my case, unless I'm willing to take the next step of getting out of my comfort zone, and take some chances, I will continue to suffer from a depression caused by loneliness. I keep saying that when I feel better (UC wise) I'll get out more. But my UC and depression rarely cooperate by taking a back seat at the same time. I'm working on it though.
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ moderate UC in May '06
Meds & supplements:
Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, Allegra, Lialda, Colocort, Prednisone, flaxseed oil, L-glutamine.