Quote from mahatma:i tried 3 diferent antidepressant with no results
My doctor prescribed me first implementor,then aurorix then effexor.For 9 months i tried the 3
Is it possible that other drugs may work?
My sister last year was with depression and started taking zoloft and she feels good now.could that work with me too?
A study was done a few years ago on people taking antidepressants that were not working for them. Researchers hypothesized that since depressed people have low blood levels of the essential fatty acids EPA and DHA, that supplementing with fish oil might help. The study gave fish oil to patients and had them continue taking meds at same time. Different forms of fish oil were used in each group. Some took EPA and DHA, some just EPA, and some just DHA. The group that took 1000mg of pure EPA had the most significant improvements.
You could try fish oil while you are waiting to find the right med. and use it along with the med. too. My experience was similar to yours. I took many meds over 7 years until I got to Wellbutrin, which worked the best and no side effects, but the fish oil worked better and that is what I take now. I stopped taking Wellbutrin in April under my doc's supervision after taking the fish oil he recommended for 3 weeks first, then reduced Wellbutrin to half one week, then half again, etc.
He recommended Omega Joy by Genuine Health because it is the same formulation of EPA as was used in the studies. Health stores can order it in or Genuine Health has a website.
You should ask your doctor to find the study. It is in the Archive of General Psychiatry 2002; 59:913-919. Most docs have this journal in their office.
You can read the study results in the Alternative Medicine board under the thread "Fish Oil and Antidepressants."