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Does anyone know why antidepressants only seem to work for me some of the time?

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For example when i was on fluoxetine it started working after several months and it kept working for about 5 months and then it stopped working, then it would keep repeating that cycle of working for a while then not working for a while. Its been the same with other antidepressants that i've used as well. I have anxiety and depression.i was told i have traits of bpd too.im still working with a psychiatrist to try figure it all out.
 
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Hello hun. I hate to say this. But you could be medication resistant?? Have you considered talking to your doctor about E.C.T.? I'm sorry you suffer this. :hug: :hug:
 
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Hi,
Have you tried any therapy, hope you feel better very soon.
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Hello hun. I hate to say this. But you could be medication resistant?? Have you considered talking to your doctor about E.C.T.? I'm sorry you suffer this. :hug: :hug:
If i was medication resistant wouldnt it just not work at all?
 
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I have the same problems, things work for a bit then don't then don't. Some medications don't work at all. So you are not alone, and I wish I could help.
 
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I've change my meds every few months to keep the effects. Even been on an injection. Not a high dose but it helped me maintain medication without the prns.

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I've change my meds every few months to keep the effects. Even been on an injection. Not a high dose but it helped me maintain medication without the prns.

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That is interesting, I will have to talk to my psychiatrist about that. What was the injection if I may ask?
 
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You can ask. Abilify and invega. They both worked
 
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I believe that's the bad thing about SSRIs and snris compared to the older tricyclic and other antidepressants. The new ones tend to conk out at some point for most people. I know it did for me.
 
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I wonder if it has to do with the degree of depression, that is, if a certain dose can handle your normal mood, maybe sometimes the mood is greater than the meds can handle.
 
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I have the same problems, things work for a bit then don't then don't. Some medications don't work at all. So you are not alone, and I wish I could help.
Yeah its rough. May i ask what you are diagnosed with?
 
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I've change my meds every few months to keep the effects. Even been on an injection. Not a high dose but it helped me maintain medication without the prns.

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Sorry if i sound stupid but what type of injection did you get?
 
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I wonder if it has to do with the degree of depression, that is, if a certain dose can handle your normal mood, maybe sometimes the mood is greater than the meds can handle.
Yeah i was thinking that too. Could be the case.
 
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