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I Think I Need To Change Meds

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I take zoloft for depression and anxiety. I have taken it for several years but don't think it helps. Im still depressed and anxious, I sleep until late afternoon. When I wake up I don't want to do anything can barely function. I'm constantly sad and have no motivation to do anything. I think I should get a different doctor and different meds I don't know what the answer is really.🤦
 
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That does not sound much fun. My medication is presently being altered. The mornings are hard for me and some days I will not be up till afternoon. Then I feel really guilty. Having said that as the day goes on the mood lifts a bit although uncomfortable thoughts and anxiety are still there. I hope you figure things out.
 
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I am off my anti-psychotic because it can cause diabetes. I am already borderline diabetic. So, the psychiatrist wants me to try Latuda. Have to wait for assistance because it costs $1400.00 out of pocket. So, I am a little nervous not being on anything!
 
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If you have taken the same SSRI medication for several years your body may have become used to it and it no longer responds like it should. I was on Paxil for over 20 years and I recently changed to Zoloft-the Paxil no longer did anything for me. After a few weeks on Zoloft I feel much better. Talk to your doctor or psychiatrist about a medication change.
 
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I am off my anti-psychotic because it can cause diabetes. I am already borderline diabetic. So, the psychiatrist wants me to try Latuda. Have to wait for assistance because it costs $1400.00 out of pocket. So, I am a little nervous not being on anything!
I can really empathize with you. I am on Latuda, and I laugh at how much it costs. My pdoc gives me samples of it on every visit. I'm not sure if it is working, but my pdoc is really adamant that I keep on taking it. I suffer from bipolar depression, that is why I am taking it. My pdoc says that you have to treat bipolar depression differently than unipolar depression.
 
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If youve taken it for years and you cant function during the day the dose may be too high or it could be that its stopped working and your suffering depression. I’d suggest a medication revue, which you should be having every year
 
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I can really empathize with you. I am on Latuda, and I laugh at how much it costs. My pdoc gives me samples of it on every visit. I'm not sure if it is working, but my pdoc is really adamant that I keep on taking it. I suffer from bipolar depression, that is why I am taking it. My pdoc says that you have to treat bipolar depression differently than unipolar depression.
The image below shows how bipolar depression (what I have) is different from unipolar depression. I was always treated in the past--since my teens (I'm 61 now)--as having unipolar depression. The pdoc that I now see (it's been for over three years now), knew pretty quickly that I actually suffer from bipolar depression. And I can relate to that. I can be in a good mood one day and think that I can do anything, and the very next day I can be very depressed--my usual state. This image shows why bipolar depression needs to be treated differently than unipolar depression.

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Listening to good, motivational and uplifting songs on youtube helps me. Listen every day or as often as needed.
 
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