My Dr recommended that I try ketamine for my depression. I have bipolar 1, anxiety and depression. I've heard of this being a street drug so I'm nervous to try it. I wondered about others experiences.
I'm not suicidal, at least I don't think I am at the moment. I do have plans in place for if something goes wrong but i'm fully aware I wont act on them. But if someone were to pull a gun on me or something like that, I would most likely tip him. I'm not actively trying to kill myself, but I would not mind dying. Can anyone else relate or am I going crazy?
Does anyone else have experience with Rexulti completely destroying their depression? For me, Rexulti almost had a same day anti-depressant effect and controls depressive episodes acutely and astoundingly fast. I literally feel anti-depressant effects in as little as 3 hours after I take it. When I look back to when I was on it, I now realize that I didn't have a single bout of depression during that time, it just was not super effective in controlling mania. I think Rexulti is a hell of an anti-depressant, a way improved drug than abilify with less than half the side effects, no lethargy or cognitive impairment either which is always surprising to find in an antipsychotic. I know it has an indication for adjunctive therapy in adults with MDD but none for bipolar depression... maybe Lundbeck is just waiting for close to the expiration of the patent before the release new clinical trial data and extend their patent after they get the bipolar depression indication approved, but that's just a thought.
Anyone else have a similar experience with Rexulti, brexpiprazole? Please let me know about your time on the medication and if it sat well with you or not so much. Interested in if others are also getting this rapid and significant anti-depressant effect from this drug or if it's just me
So I'm going to make this short and sweet for you all.
Lately, I've been suffering big time with depression. I find it hard to get out of bed the past week. It's a miracle when I make it to shower. Even then it's only for like 10 minutes. I barely eat, sleep has been uneventful. It's either I wake up every few minutes or I sleep too much. There's no in-between.
And I only leave the house for appointments.
I know the answer may seem simple... get out of bed. But it's becoming increasingly difficult. Does anyone have any advice? Is this just me?
All of a sudden, I have been depressed over the past couple days. For a while now I have been on a path of personal growth, and trying to improve my life by continuing to make gradual changes and be a more active participant in life. A lot of the positive changes have enriched my life greatly. One of the positive changes I made, was attempting to dump my crazy ex who has proven *impossible* to get rid of. (But that is another story for another thread.) To be honest, some days are difficult. I have been going through a lot of transitions. I recently had a milestone birthday (30), I have out grown a lot of the people in my life (who are actually pretty effed up individuals under the surface), and there has been serious strain on close relationships.
To try to help manage some of the stress I saw a healer for some energy work. Afterward, it seemed to help tremendously. For a solid month I was full of energy, taking excellent care of myself, and very productive. Cue two days ago, and the honeymoon phase is over. All of a sudden this silent depression started creeping in. On a surface level I feel that I have nothing to be terribly depressed about. On a deeper level, I know that my life is less than ideal. The difference, is that I am usually filled with a positive "can do" attitude about improving it. Of course, there is also the ever-present struggle with the illness which many of us can sometimes be in denial about.
So for whatever reason, it happened. I got depressed. Not-sad, melancholy, hopeless, overcome with emotion,-depressed. Just depressed. I think it started when I tried to do a positive thing for myself, at which I failed. About five days ago I attempted to finally quit nicotine gum for good. I quickly realized that this simply would not be possible for me at this time in my life.
Lately, I have little motivation to do anything. For about a week now, I have gone back to taking poor care of myself and eating poorly. Nothing sounds "inviting" to me when I think of fun things I could do. My emotions are dulled, yet on some level I feel this pesky throbbing ache coming from somewhere...Like as if I were getting hit with a hammer...in the heart.
I am writing this thread for no other reason than to just say that depression blows....the big one. And if you are reading this and you are depressed, you are not the only one.
I am going to fight it though. I am going to continue to do non-depressive things until my attitude follows my life style. In the meantime, it sucks trying to function when you are "running on empty" so to speak.