Re: Anyone know of Medications that help Depression other than Antidepressants?
I've tried many types of antidepressants. I've made a list below. I've even tried Provigil and Strattera (not antidepressants). Both helped for a couple years but over time I had to discontinue them because of side effects such as not being able to sleep, anxiety, Strattera also caused hair loss.
Here's a list of the antidepressants:
Wellbutrin (it made me have bad stomach cramps. I've mentioned to doctors that I would be willing to try this one again but the doctors tell me there are better medicines available now)
Lithium (I took Lithium with Prozac back in 1988 because Prozac use to make me have highs and lows. With the Lithium, I just felt tired so not sure the Prozac with the Lithium was really helping me. At the time, I just took it because that's what my doctor gave me until Zoloft came out.)
My doctor has mentioned Abilify too but I don't like the idea of taking an antidepressant that isn't working and then add a second medicine that is for schizophrenia which I don't have. The side effects with Abilify scare me too.
Have you heard anything about Viibryd?