For me, it’s been Citalopram, Prozac, and now Effexor.
Who can set the record for having had to try the most?!
Donna B – Citalopram made me really tired, and I was yawning the entire time! My doctor tried me on two different doses, but after a month it became clear it wasn’t going to do the trick for me! But I know it works for plenty people – good luck with it!
TO FLUMPOLA: Er, afraid you’ve completely misunderstood the question… I have no wish to set any record! It was merely a wry enquiry, referencing the unfortunate reality that many of us have to try several of these medications… Your sense of humour has clearly taken a little vacation.
TO FLUMPOLAMATIC: Er, afraid you’ve completely misunderstood the question… I have no wish to set any record! It was merely a wry enquiry, referencing the unfortunate reality that many of us have to try several of these medications… Your sense of humour has clearly taken a little vacation.
I’ve had exactly the same as you lol! Citalopram, which did nothing; Prozac, which did nothing; and finally Efexor which has worked really well for me. Beware missing doses though – makes you feel AWFUL the following day!!
Citalopram, Effexor, Zispin, Prozac
i have been on:
respidril 4/25/2005-12/2005 then from 4/3/2007-5/2006
wellbutrin 4/25/2005- 12/2005
abilify* 5/19/2007- present
OK…are you ready? Lithium, parnate, wellbutrin, paxil, effexor, zoloft, seroquel,
depakote, topomax, trazadone and Zyprexa.
My doctor took me off the two meds I was taking at the time and put me on Zyprexa…the new wonder drug. When I found out it could cause diabetes, my doctor “assured” me I wouldn’t get it…that I was not at risk. Well DUH! I got diabetes.
Needless to say, I got rid of that idiot doctor. My new doctor wanted me back on meds, but I won’t do it. I only take trazadone at night to help me sleep.
I’ve been bi-polar for over 25 years and it took awhile for them to find the right combo.
i don’t recommend anyone going off their meds because everyone’s situation is different. It is very difficult without the meds and when and if I think I am ready to go back on them, I will. Besides, my family and friends will definitely let me know.
Oh my when i had clinical depression after my twins were born, i tried so many as for that Seroxat oh my goodness made me feel worse then i already felt, i found one that worked for me and i stuck to it, i think you have to find one that will work and take away the horrid symptoms because it the worse feeling in the world depression.
I’ve been on 5. the first two i had to get off of because they were causing me to gain weight. the third one i had to get off of because i was pregnant and the forth one (i think it was Prozac) made me tired all the time. now I’m on Effexor which makes me quite happy plus i haven’t gained any weight!!
Still on my first citalopram, my energy has been up tday, so I hope they are working for me, even if they did send me a little loopy, and made me constantly think of ways I could hurt myself!
Tried Prozac,Seroxat ,now on Effexor which suits me fine.been on them for 3 years.
I lived in South Dakota and took wellbutrin, it did work (I also tried cymbalta-think it was, anyway, did nothing for me), but not as good as moving here to florida. The sun is my anti-depressant now.
My mom and I take Zoloft, and it works great! Just take it before 7 am (if you choose to take it in the morning) or you might be tired out of your mind all day long.