Are you sure that your depressive feelings are due to meds, or is it possible you have situational depression?
As for me, I was on something for a while that seemed to be working, but then after some major changes in my life, it was too strong. I'm not exactly sure what all was involved in the reasons that it stopped working for me, because I'm on other medications for other medical problems, too. And they can interact. You can't always count on the pharmacy, or the doctor to catch the problem, sometimes they don't.
You have to be VERY pro-active in your health care. I don't know what part of the country you are in, but some areas just seem to be behind.
Since I have moved, I have the doctors are shocked by my somewhat aggressive approach to my medical care and my communication.
Most people here are very complacent. They are so concerned with being polite, that they allow themselves to be pushed around. I come in to my apt armed with information that I have gotten off the internet or from talking to other people.
Doctors don't like being questioned about their opinions. And having you second-guess their treatment plan. Too bad. It's YOUR life. I'm not saying you need to be confrontational, just educated.
I'm sure my husband liked it better when I was over-medicated. We never argued. I just went through my routine like a robot. Now, I'm back to being more of the spit-fire that I used to be. And yes, sometimes I teeter on the edge of mania. But I would rather be there than in doped up stupor.
Ok, Im getting off my soap-box now.