I am a 38 y/o woman who has been treated for depression since age 19. The last few months have been the worst ever. Started therapy which would have been fine if she didn't start "playing" with my medication. I know I needed something to help get me out of bed everyday and when I did get up I wasn't crying all day. I had been on the same med for 12 years just didn't seem to be working as well. First tried lexapro (I am positive all of the following medications that didn't work for me, will work for other, this is the terrible of the past few months) started having panic attacks, dr. then tried Abilify, day 6 started hallucinating, imaging people are in the room with me when no ones home, this was while still on old reliable Effexor XR, then we started Viibryd. I am on a lot of different medications, that being said, as I was having full paranoid delusions during the second week. My therapist told me we should stop the medication and not start anything else. Needless to say I'm not seeing her anymore. If she would have done research she would have called the manufacturer to find out if there ever was a case study done with the medication I am on. The answer to that is no. Because of the horrible effect I had the drug manufacturer is adding the medicine I am on the to label as a do not use with or has severe side effects when taken with this med.
My depression has me in bed everyday, get the kids up out the door, go back to bed and sleep. I'm so frustrated this sucks!