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None of them really helped me much.
Abilify slightly helps but is not an antidepressant. Also, any that help anxiety as well?
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Wellbutrin for me
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Effexor for me. The extended-release made me hyper, the regular worked better.
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Cymbalta. Its an snri.
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Amitriptyline/Elavil

I got a drug rash from amitriptyline, so I'm now on the atypical Trintellix.

It helps with cognition and motivation, but the mood effects are moderate.

Better than nothing...
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Emsam. It's an MAOI so at higher doses there are food and drug restrictions but if nothing else works this stuff has a role. Nothing worked well for me while trying everything on the market until I went on it and after 9 years it is still working really well.
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Tofranil-PM was OK. oddly, generic Tofranil was not. Wellbutrin. low dose ritalin.

some people swear by mirapex. its off label. lamictal. gabapentin is helping my mood, but...im so obviously drugged, its crazy i tell you, just crazy. i was less obviously drugged on Klonopin, lol.

b-100 complex. mine are time release (still cheap, btw) and I take 2 in the AM, with food.

abilify takes the edge off. can't say i can expect much more, honestly. fish oil...but it apparently takes a lot for psych indications. 3 grams total dha+epa, combined. ugh. does help, though. and...my eyes are not as dry and itchy. success!
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Cymbalta? Fetzima?
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My experience with antidepressants is pretty limited. I was on Sertraline for over a year - I had horrible initial side effects, then it started to help, I had to increase my dose by half a tablet and then I was overall much better. Increased my dose to two tablets (100mg) over a month ago due to going downhill again, but didn't get any improvements and started getting side effects again. At my last medication review, the doctor agreed to change my medication, so now I'm trying citalopram. Had a drug-free day and then started on the Citalopram. I'm only on 10mg at the moment (after my very adverse reaction to initial side effects of Sertraline, we decided to start at a very low dose of Citalopram), so I'll probably need to go up to at least 20mg before I start getting any therapeutic benefit. I'm feeling a bit rough at the moment (though definitely not on the level of starting on 50mg Setraline), but I feel like that could be more related to Sertraline withdrawal.
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Mirtazapine + Effexor has destroyed my depression. That and Abilify. It is three drugs as opposed to one, but I haven't been depressed for several years now. Also, worth noting is the fact that Mirtazapine + Effexor can produce serotonin syndrome, which is bad, but with careful monitoring I have never had that happen.
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