I've seen this a lot also. I just wish that researchers could come up with a novel antidepressant, and do some longer clinical trials, instead of these "makeshift" combos where they start using stuff off-label, without knowing the longterm effects or interactions.
It all just feels like a shot in the dark, as if our brains are just a pinball game: start with this, for the side effect add this, oh tired, more anxious? then add this....until you don't even know which med is doing what, maybe a med pooped out, but how would you know if you add an A/P, then a benzo, then a mood stabilizer, etc etc. Then you taper off to switch, get withdrawals and the doc claims it's your "initial illness coming back" 🙄
Um no....We don't even know my baseline mood after spending 20 years experimenting with different combos etc, with no significant break...It takes time for your neurons to adjust & whatnot without a drug interfering. My body, brain and "baseline" is forever altered and dependent on drugs. Now my memory is shot, I have chronic fatigue, and I can't even poop now (daily), without stimulants! This is just wrong....!
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Thank you, Saint. It’s good to remember that people have been through this before. Not really so long ago. Three of my grandparents were born in 1904, and one in 1905. They all lived through the First World War, the Great Depression, the Second World War, the upheavals of the 60’s and, in my maternal grandfather’s case, 9/11.
Humans are amazing. We rebuild from rubble. We find new ways. We go on.