i am female and 30 years old.Had two major deppressions 10 years ago. Frst i was diagnosed with major depression and was on zoloft for 6 months, (i had a terrible ocd (was obsessed that i had a deadly illness) 4 years after when 24 my ocd and depression kicked back terribly and this time doc gave me lexapro. used it for 3 good years and while i was on it the depression came back horribly.. The doctors told me that this repetative depressions were happEning because i have bi-polar and i was given lithium this time. I never ever had a manic or hipomanic episode in my life but i had horrible anxiety attacks that may last 2-3 day maximum..no good feelings just plain horror. and i told this to the docs. But they insisted. used lithium for a year and nothing happened. was on lithium when my worst anxiety attack hit me... For the last two years i am using nothing.. feel anxious and deppressed usually in the mornings or evening times..And have ocd( thoughts i can not stop thinking and bothering me, jealousy etc..)I NEED HELP OCD S KILLNG ME, ANXIETY IS HORRIBLE AND I DONT THINK I HAVE BIPOLAR BUT THAN WHY DID I GET DEPRESSION EVEN IF I AM ON A STRICT SSRI DIET??
Lithium never did anything for me when I went through depression, although for my anxiety they started giving me Seroquel 25mg to take at the onset of an anxiety attack. So far that has been working well.... avoid at all costs ativan and clonazapan since they create a dependency.
I have BP type 4, Ill have a one week cycle of depression every few months but when on anti depressants I go into a mania or feel like nothing is happening.
They have me on Seroquel 400mg and wellbutrin, so far since I got these meds, everything has been great! I mean I can actually sleep at night, I rarely suffer an anxiety attack compared to the 4+ attacks I had before the meds.
seroquel is great when used at the onset of an anxiety but even 50mg is knocking me out. tried 100mg every day and i am sleeping throug out the day it clearly zombifies me..and wellbutrin they are hypering my anxiety even more i feel like crashing myself to the walls or cant stop moving with horrible thoughts...thanks for your reply hope your good conditon continues and hope that i can i find my cure..