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  1. Yes, I've tried them all, which is why I was able to get a PA for trintellix. I do admit the side effects were mild, other than the sexual dysfunction, which is a problem in a relationship, and I had no problem quitting cold turkey, but what is it they say about if it doesn't have much in the way of side effects it probably isn't doing you much good? Just my experience, though. I'm going to live with it for now. I don't feel markedly worse, or really different off of it. Sometimes I think I might like to try ECT again, because I only had one round and have heard so much good about it, but unfortunately I don't have the luxury to get involved with that right now.
  2. To update, I've given up on Trintellix. After 4 months and up to 15 mg, I decided it was providing no real noticeable benefit, while constant sexual dysfunction and some weight gain were persistent. Other side effects came and went, but mostly went after a while.
  3. How long have you been on 5 mg? You will probably need to go up to 10 or 15 mg at least to see positive results, if you do. Side effects at each dose for me subsided mostly after a couple of weeks, though nausea and constipation recurred periodically without warning. Itching rarely occurred. Zofran kept the nausea away. I didn't experience much weight gain, but I didn't lose any weight either, despite trying. Sexual dysfunction was constant. After four months I decided I was noticing no real benefit from trintellix at 15 mg.
  4. Keep on your provider about the PA. I had no trouble getting one for trintellix after trying a couple of other meds with my current PA and giving her my word that I'd tried and failed on pretty much every other one in the past. Took a few weeks to get it, though. Do they not have samples?
  5. Late to the party; just saw the commercials for this. https://www.consumerreports.org/drugs/is-contrave-worth-trying-to-lose-weight/ So what is the naltrexone for?
  6. Yeah, I found it to be a bit of a "catch-all but not in very much depth" article, but it's interesting that it focuses on that topic.
  7. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/07/health/antidepressants-withdrawal-prozac-cymbalta.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=photo-spot-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news
  8. That's hopeful. If I hadn't gotten a PA I certainly wouldn't be able to afford it. I'm pretty happy with it, weighing side effects against perceived efficacy. It hasn't been any breakthrough for mood, at 10, or 15 mg for 4 weeks now (2.5 months total), though possibly a gradual almost imperceptible improvement. With frustrating sexual dysfunction ongoing, I'm wondering whether it would make any difference in efficacy to go up, down, or stay here. And I certainly haven't had any suppressed appetite.
  9. Not uncommon when you reach your 40s unattached (I assume) and without kids. Your former friends (these days) are just raising kids, so THEIR kids become the focus. And if you want to be friends with them, THEIR KIDS become a part of the equation. I've known people who I suspect had kids as a hedge against being old alone. And it may seem like everyone else has their life figured out, but if you look closer that's often not quite the case. So you're alone, and not young, and without kids, and you begin to get concerned about being old alone. Maybe you see yourself as the hedge against your parents growing old and infirm. Maybe they see you that way. I have no answer to this, except to take the kids thing lightly. Friends will pull away. Keep those you can. It's life.
  10. No, you weren't, and I was referring to the other post with that second sentence. Excuse the confusion.
  11. Many decades. It was easier when I was younger; I had more hope and the world was a big promising place. Depression is exhausting often. Life is hard in general, harder for some than for others. But I finally realized I had two choices: to quit, or to live the best I can. Anything else is just quitting more slowly and with more pain than is probably necessary. So I kept trying. I've had many beautiful experiences. And things have gotten better. I have lowered expectations, but I have clearer priorities. I have hope. I don't know about the future and try not to think about it unnecessarily because one day I will quit this place one way or another, though I may have many more beautiful experiences before that happens. So I try to live today, as hard as it can be sometimes. Nature is a balm for me, too. Take advantage of it if it helps you, if you can.
  12. And what was the conclusion of that news? I'm not referring to smoking, but studies that have been and are being done on the effects of nicotine (delivered transdermally in studies). https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160920160635.htm https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2017/11/02/study-explores-nicotine-patch-to-treat-mild-cognitive-impairment/ This seems to say no, but it's an old study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10796667
  13. Didn't know where else to put this. What do you think about research linking nicotine to improved cognition and possible improvement or prevention of dementia?