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Depression thread
« on: October 15, 2018, 12:32:57 AM »
RobS suggested starting a new thread on this. It's been a while since the last such topic.

I've been clinically depressed since 2005. The doctor now has me on Paroxetine.

What are your experiences?
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Re: Depression thread
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2018, 04:26:11 AM »
What antidepressants have you been on before Paroxetine? How is the current medication working for you?

Are you doing any other treatment besides a prescription, like seeing a therapist, etc. ?
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Re: Depression thread
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2018, 09:51:14 AM »
I've been on Effexor, Lexapro, Trazodone (which is really for sleeping), Trintellix, and a few others I can't remember.

Most of them work for me for a little while, then they don't.

My therapist doesn't talk to me very much. Maybe I could use a new one.
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Re: Depression thread
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2018, 09:36:44 PM »
I have head some minor depressive crises, some pretty severe, but a MDD diagnosis was never found necessary since they're always induced by objective problems and take few months at worst. I constantly treat myself with quetiapine and valproate to stop that from happening, and also my permanent generalised anxiety, insomnia and hyperactivity. Since I got out of my last depressive crisis back in June/July, however, anxiety and insomnia have been under control.
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Re: Depression thread
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2018, 09:43:58 PM »
Was first treated ~22 years ago. I've wondered how much misdiagnosis goes on. I guess it complicates things to have insurance companies sticking their nose in.

If they create a private forum for other topics and move this thread there (or a new thread is started) I'll probably say more about personal experience.

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Re: Depression thread
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2018, 09:46:21 PM »
Looking back, maybe a MDD diagnosis could have been pretty sound back in my mid-teenage years, I had some dark periods with no big affliction coming from outside. I'm sure untreated hyperactivity was a major cause, but nowadays I see genetics might have played a role and that maybe it had a bit to do (and now has even more) with the stress coming from being raised under a very specific circumstance that is above any solution, which I'm sure to have afflicted two other members of my family more gravely.

If they create a private forum for other topics and move this thread there (or a new thread is started) I'll probably say more about personal experience.
+1, Indocern's idea should be put in practice.
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Re: Depression thread
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2018, 09:52:49 PM »
Iconodule.  :D And I agree.
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Re: Depression thread
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2018, 09:54:17 PM »
Iconodule.  :D And I agree.
Yes! One week off the forum and I start mixing up names.
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Re: Depression thread
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2018, 10:07:54 PM »
Iconodule.  :D And I agree.
Yes! One week off the forum and I start mixing up names.

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Re: Depression thread
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2018, 10:33:17 PM »
Iconodule.  :D And I agree.
Yes! One week off the forum and I start mixing up names.
You didn’t have a blessing to leave.  This is what happens when you do things without a blessing.
Do you bless me in, Mor?
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Re: Depression thread
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2018, 10:35:41 PM »
If they create a private forum for other topics and move this thread there (or a new thread is started) I'll probably say more about personal experience.
I was waiting for the new private forum as well before saying amything more
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Re: Depression thread
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2018, 10:03:38 AM »
https://www.healthline.com/health/depression/herbs-vitamins-supplements#st.-john's-wort

I took antidepressants once, horrible experience for me (i know my experience is my own and doesn't reflect others)
And i started to research some natural methods to cure it.
Ive been on a pro/pre biotic, squid oil/tumeric, and a good multivitamin with an extra shot of b12 for a few years.
Along with more exercise, eating better ( well i walk and dont eat so much greasey food) and finding God i haven't felt better.

I wish everyone the best, dont give up.

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Re: Depression thread
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2018, 11:44:02 AM »
Iconodule.  :D And I agree.
Yes! One week off the forum and I start mixing up names.
You didn’t have a blessing to leave.  This is what happens when you do things without a blessing.
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