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I have to choose a AD, I am VERY depressed, and I have a lot of personal changes in my life. I want so much to touch a AD, I don't know which to choose. I think I would take anafranil if my relatives weren't having heart problems, but I am scared. And Effexor gave me for the 5 forst days a lottttttttttttttt of dp/dr, Paxil, headaches, and I still have zaps (!), and Zoloft didn't helped my derealization at all, just helped a bit of depression but created confusion.

These days I am struggling a lot, my dr is not that bad, but even when it's not that bad, then I have big obsessions, and depression so hard I have bad ideas. I am afraid of ALL, name it. I don't know what to do. I feel bad with myself, I hate that, I can't stand to feel depressed and cry every time of the day. It's too much for me. And sleep pills are my lifesaver, I know it's bad, but it's too much for me this life!!!! So Iwant to take a antidep, just to help me sleep and go through life.

Any decent ideas?

I will take Lamictal on top of that.

Thanks,

Cyn xxx
 

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I have tried quite a few AD's as my dad was an M.D. therefore i was able to get a lot of free samples from him. I found that most of the newer SSRI's energized me and found that they disrupted my sleep. I had taken Trazadone and Remeron (mitrazapin)? and found that they allowed me to sleep but left me a little groggy in the morning. I did not take them when I was DP/DR but took them for depression therefore I have no idea if they make DP/DR worse. Some of the older AD's namely the tri-cyclics are sedating but most doc's use the newer ones as this is what the pharmaceutical reps are pushing these days.
 

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Im sorry you are feeling so crappy (and i too am intimately familiar with your predicament). I have found that a potent dose of effexor along with abilify have helped my anxiety and dp immensely -- so much so that it is virtually non existent....you might want to consider that combo.

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Cynthia,

You have to stop obsessing over meds. Most meds take many weeks to actually show any effects. If you keep jumping from med to med without giving them a chance, then you will never find anything that will help.

Decide on which one you and your doctor feel comfortable with and give it a try.

Take care.

Kelson
 
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I know I know, Its, terible, I think of taking one who will make me able to have other kids one day, etc. etc.

I have a lot of thinking going on.

C xxx
 
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