Dx: Severe, indigenous, treatment-resistant, and recurrent atypical Major Depressive Disorder. I also have General Anxiety Disorder with panic attacks, mild OCD, ADHD - inattentive, and insomnia. I also have Hopefulness, Optimism, Idealism & Surprisingly Happy Disorder. That helps!
Rx: Aplenzin 522 mg, Lamictal 400 mg, lithium 600 mg, Geodon 160 mg, Armour Thyroid 60 mg, Vyvanse 70 mg, clonazepam 1 mg TID, temazepam 30-60 mg, alprazolam 1 mg PRN, and Diet Dr Pepper 2x daily.
Previous Rx: Abilify, Adderall, Adderall XR, Ambien, Ambien CR, Concerta, Deplin, Effexor, Latuda, Lexapro, Lunesta, Parnate, Paxil, Pristiq, Prozac, Remeron, Ritalin, Seroquel, Sonata, Topamax, Trazodone, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL, and Zoloft.
Other Treatments: 15 unilateral ECT treatments between August 5, 2011 to September 29, 2011; 13 bilateral ECT treatments between November 2, 2011 to December 16, 2011. Use of a light box.
"A dream is a wish your heart makes when you're fast asleep. In dreams, you will lose your heartaches. Whatever you wish for, you keep. Have faith in your dreams and someday your rainbow will come smiling through. No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true."
"I could never be cynical. I wouldn't dare. I'd roll over and die before that."
-- Audrey Hepburn
"Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in the lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists. It is real. It is possible. It is yours."
-- Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged