I am going to try lithium now since it is one of the last drugs for depression to try. I have tried everything else, even an old antidepressant. Amytriptyline which didn’t work just made me even more tired than before. I am definitely becoming treatment resistant. I quit university because there is no point in going and doing horrible. I haven’t really got any better, probably worse. Just too tired. I hope the lithium will work. Seriously considering ECT though, scary. Apparently it does stimulate new neuron growth and depression kills neurons. Gotta read some papers on that. It’s pretty hard to believe, the depression killing neuron cells, I can see the brain making new neurons and connections with such stimulation.I have to try lithium before this though.

I am currently on Cymbalta 60mg (which I hate for its weight gain (40 pounds which I have proved is completely the drug by going completely off it and losing all of that weight)

Cytomel 12.5mg (doesn’t work, going to go off of it)


About depressionica

Young sciency/arsty/etc girl who is highly interested in her own problem, depression and mental illness. She takes the scientific approach and is constantly reading new research and self-help books.

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