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Tmarecha348

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Hi

I am looking for some comfort or some advice from someone on here as now i feel like I am at my end point! I think I have major depression or treatment Resistant depression! I have being passed to a physiatrist (can’t spell the word lol) but we STILL have not found any medication that works or has an effect on me! I am really sad by this as I feel like I will NEVER get better ! Like we have literally tried at least 4 medications and none have had an effect on me! Has anyone else gone through this and did you get through it ? How long did it take you to find medication that works ?!
 
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Hi Tmarecha.
I am drug resistant, I have had so many different drugs I forget them. but be assured you may get better without them, I have my bad and good days, today I am down but who knows what tommorrow will bring, so take care of yourself have some treats.
All the best woolie.
 
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Try not to despair - know it is easier said than done. Now that you have reached a psychiatrist there will be a number of options open to try. Sometimes, for instance, two anti-depressants can be used together. Also at times an anti-psychotic in a low dose is used alongside an anti-depressant. Sure there will be your solution.
 
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JCPraha

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I have TRD. I use Brintellix coupled with a low dose (100mg) of Seroquel in the evening and it helps. I am also considering some newer treatments such as Esketamine and perhaps even Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), although I haven't tried it yet.

It is difficult to find meds that work, since you need to try them for at least a month to determine whether they may be effective.
 
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carocaro

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I was in such a dark place before I tried TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) and it changed my life. I stopped having suicidal thoughts, I started to enjoy things again. It's honestly a miracle treatment and I can't recommend it enough. It's a bit time consuming since you have to go every day for a month or so, but the appointments are short and the results are absolutely worth it. I never thought I would be happy again after going through a lot of medications, but I feel like I have a new lease on life and it's all thanks to TMS.
 
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That is great news carocaro. It gives me hope. I will have to find a way to give it a try, as my meds are not working so well anymore. Thanks so much for your input. I was thinking about TMS, but I haven't tried it. I will have to find a way to get access to it. Thanks again.
 
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I also have treatment resistant depression and have been through a mountain
of medications and combinations. Nothing has worked.
I guess that’s why they call it treatment resistant!!

I have considered TMS and it is wonderful to hear how it worked for you
carocaro.
It has given me hope to investigate it thoroughly.
 
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JCPraha

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Yes, perhaps a treatment that does not involve meds could be helpful. I will look into it myself. It is worth a try.
 
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I was in such a dark place before I tried TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) and it changed my life. I stopped having suicidal thoughts, I started to enjoy things again. It's honestly a miracle treatment and I can't recommend it enough. It's a bit time consuming since you have to go every day for a month or so, but the appointments are short and the results are absolutely worth it. I never thought I would be happy again after going through a lot of medications, but I feel like I have a new lease on life and it's all thanks to TMS.
Hello
I found your post while looking for TMS. I’ve been on it for 2 weeks to treat my med resistant severe depression. No major relief so far. Please let me know your experience. I have nobody to tell me about it.
Hope you’re doing well.
 
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JCPraha

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I am also considering TMS or ECT. The meds don't work so well anymore. At least there is some hope.
 
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I am also considering TMS or ECT. The meds don't work so well anymore. At least there is some hope.
Truly hope you can find ways to access them!!!
 
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JCPraha

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It is often not so easy, or prohibitively expensive to get the right treatment. It is a difficult situation.
 
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Hello
Depression is hard to deal with
Mine is severe mental breakdown.
I don’t know what will help me ???
 
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It is extremely hard to deal with, depending on individual symptoms. I know it is very hard for me. The battle against it tends to dominate my life. It is difficult to have other plans and pursuits with depression always lurking in the background. I can begin planning or working on something then I can get so depressed I cannot continue. I cannot count on myself to be stable and have long term pursuits. It is very dificult to cope with. I can only live an existence of trying to cope day to day.
 
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Hi
It is extremely hard to deal with, depending on individual symptoms. I know it is very hard for me. The battle against it tends to dominate my life. It is difficult to have other plans and pursuits with depression always lurking in the background. I can begin planning or working on something then I can get so depressed I cannot continue. I cannot count on myself to be stable and have long term pursuits. It is very dificult to cope with. I can only live an existence of trying to cope day to day.
Thank you for your response
I feel exactly same
I’m not functioning at all as I used to do
It’s hard to live like this
 
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