Six Months Off And More Miserable Than Ever
Posted 05 April 2018 - 03:52 PM
Posted 05 April 2018 - 04:53 PM
I personally am anti depressants free but it is by choice. It hasn't been easy but to me it is better than being on something. I have been SINBALTA free for 2 years as of 4/1/18 and Paxil free for about a year. After having to cold turkey two different drugs I called it quits. The only thing I take prescription wise is my ADHD medication. It gradually gets better but still comes and goes (the depression). I now rely on my Faith to pull me through and it has worked better than any drug. I am by no means pushing Faith on you, just wanted you to know what works for me now. We are here if you need us.
Oh, Fishinghat will give you the best antidepressants to try if you wish. He will chime in soon.
You are blessed to have a boyfriend that cares as much as he does. My husband found this site for me. I would be lost without it. I just found my way back after a year hiatus.
Posted 05 April 2018 - 05:40 PM
Usually people have good luck with Zoloft, Lexapro or Prozac which do have withdrawals but typically not as bad as Cymbalta. Of course there are no guarantees that any of them will work but many have good luck with those. I would also recommend you read the thread "and the answer to your question is..." in the Medical Support Section. It is a detailed overview of what every one has tried and the good points and bad points of each. You should het some ideas from there.
For mist (including me) the crying starts letting up around the 4th to 6th month. I remember going for a one hour walk and crying every step of the way. I have no idea why I was crying. This is wicked stuff.
Posted 05 April 2018 - 11:07 PM
sorry for your troubles. trying to figure out if i need a new medication myself. that "are you ok" thing made me smile inside. i am so lost i can't even fake a smile anymore. i noticed today my cheekbones are starting to poke through. face looks gaunt.
goodluck to you
Posted 06 April 2018 - 07:20 AM
As for Trazodone, I have been on it for 4 years on and off. It's mild and easily stopped.
And as for what helped me, other meds. The 3 antidepressants that Fishinghat suggested are good ones, for their longer half life.
I would say that after five months of suffering, it may be time for you to try something else.
Come by anytime you wish, suggestions might defer, which is good as it will be up to you to decide what's best for you!
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users