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Anti-depression Meds

DLynnDDLynn Posts: 12
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:59 AM in Depression and Coping
Can you anyone tell me what anti-depression meds have worked for you? I need to find something that won't make me sleepy or gain weight do to I also have hashimoto thyroiditis. Please share what you have tried and has failed and also what works and why it works for you. I do know everyone is different but I need to get a little more infor for myself. thanks all.


  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,730
    I'm using a combo of 450 mg. Welbutrin XL and 20 mg. Prozac. I have had horrible results with most of the others. Some are very hard to get off of when your ready. Some even have a withdrawal.
    But it is such a individual thing that you just can't compare. What works for 1 may not work for the other. And vice versa.
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    You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
    Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!
  • I know its hard to compare but I havent had much luck. I have bad nightmares with some and just wanted see what others have tried. I go to my new pain doctor on Friday and would like to see what I might try next.
  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,730
    I know how you feel. I personally had to try many different meds. to find something that would work for me. It's a trial and error thing. I don't want to take the chance of poisoning any 1 med for you. So I wont use any brand names. But I did try more than 1 that gave me the same side effects.
    In fact it took many many tries to find what would work for me. And I was lucky to find a Dr. who was not going to give up until we found something that worked.
    You do have to give each one a fair chance to work. As some or most, your body and mind need time to adjust and accept.
    Good luck, Jim
    Click my name to see my Medical history
    You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
    Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!
  • Hi i have only just joined this forum. After being in pain for so long and not being diagnosed with thoracic spine pain until last month i have been feeling very unwell and depressed. Well i had been on citalopram for about six months and honestly i think they were making me feel worse i wasnt sleeping and i feeling very very unwell with it all. Then my doctor decided to try some different medication called mitazapine and the difference it has made for me is incredible. I am still in pain with my back but i am sleeping bettter and so feel able to cope with thing better during the day, I am on 15mg taken at night and have been on it for a month now. My doctor said that if it stops working so well i can go onto a higher dose but will just have to wait to see what happens. By the way i am in the Uk
  • Dlynn, I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, and I have been on a LOT of different anti-depressants over the years. The one I am on now is Effexor 225mg ER. You have to start on a lower dose and work up to what works for you. As far as it causing weight gain, I don't know because I have other things that may have caused weight gain, and the HT causes weight gain as well, so I can't say it's the Effexor causing the weight gain. I'd trade being fat for not being depressed any day!! LOL!!! It doesn't make me sleepy, it makes me stay awake, so I take it in the morning. The only noticeable side effects I notice from it is having a dry mouth, but that is relieved by drinking lots of water all day, so its a good reminder to drink your recommended 8-12 glasses of water each day. 225mg is a high dose, and the dry mouth isn't so noticeable at the lower doses. I pray you find something that works well for you. Depression is one mean, mean disorder!!! It picks on everyone!! :(
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