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Old 02-11-2019, 12:05 AM #11
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I'm in a similar situation. I've nothing to offer other than that you are not alone.
Same here, except for the ECT (which doctors aren't recommending and I'm hesitant to try). Also, I haven't tried all drugs, but gave up on them after they all did basically the same thing (nothing).

My only suggestion would be to get a referral (if possible) to another specialist. Who knows... maybe one of them will be able to help, even if hopes aren't high. The same goes for talk therapists, where there's even more variation.
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Same here, except for the ECT (which doctors aren't recommending and I'm hesitant to try). Also, I haven't tried all drugs, but gave up on them after they all did basically the same thing (nothing).

My only suggestion would be to get a referral (if possible) to another specialist. Who knows... maybe one of them will be able to help, even if hopes aren't high. The same goes for talk therapists, where there's even more variation.
Have you tried MAOI? Reversible and irreversible ones? These are the only ones I haven't tried yet. SSRI and SNRI make me feel worse, tricyclic antidepressant and other atypical ones don't work at all or partially work. Concerta didn't work for me either. I have also tried AP and mood stabilizer that made me feel worse.

(And atypical ones: Tianeptine? Mirtazepine? St.John Wort?...)
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Have you tried MAOI? Reversible and irreversible ones? These are the only ones I haven't tried yet.

(And atypical ones: Tianeptine? Mirtazepine? St.John Wort?...)
I have not tried these, mainly for fear of the side effects. Maybe I will if the doctor agrees. Thanks for the suggestions... something like these may well work, given that I seem to fit the "atypical depression" profile.
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I have not tried these, mainly for fear of the side effects. Maybe I will if the doctor agrees. Thanks for the suggestions... something like these may well work, given that I seem to fit the "atypical depression" profile.
The reversible MAOI moclobemide has fewer side effects than the older MAOI, it has been proven useful when other ADs fail.
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I hope Enyapla is doing ok. It's been a while since he logged in. He deserves to get better and to feel good. I hope he'll come back and read this thread. Sending many hugs to him
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When my Psychiatrist diagnosed TRD. He decided on stimulants as they are an off label treatment. While I can't use them every day. They do allow me to be functional 3 to 4 days a week. I did many antidepressant and ECT. No help

After he retired and 3 year later new psychiatrist who has time every 2 months gave me new time released stimulant supposed to start with fast stimulation then maintained through 14 to 16 hours. It has never worked. Today I after being awake but anxious and depressed added my old stimulants. Then felt better. When it started to fade took another dose felt better. But no more today. I am quitting this new one. I once tried concerta which was time released and did not work. All. My best to all but please no hugs. Barry
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