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Major Depression / Treatment Resistant

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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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wollie

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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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celticlass

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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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JCPraha

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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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Pollypop

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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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