celestia Posted July 2, 2010 Share Posted July 2, 2010 So, back story. 49 y.o., female. Major Depressive Disorder going waaaaaaaay back. RX history: TCAs, Prozac, Effexor, Prozac, Cymbalta, Lexapro, Lexapro/Wellbutrin combo. I have a new pdoc appt. in 2 weeks. It's with the same practice, so my file will go with me. But I'm undecided about whether I want to go in there and just explain my symptoms (It's a full 80 minute session, since it's a new doc, so I have time to talk) and let him evaluate; OR, go in there with some specific recommendation or request for medication. The only thing I would suggest to him is Effexor or Pristiq. Though I was on Effexor for about 8 years and it tanked, well, actually I tanked, but that's a long story. I think maybe if my life had not been wildly out of control, Effexor might have been fine and it was just me--drinking, drugging, etc.--that was contributing to the suicidality. Anyway, I have mixed feelings about asking for a med I've already been on. Then I think maybe Pristiq? I did so well on Effexor, and also Cymbalta, but Cymbalta tanked like within months. I also wonder if I should try a mood stabilizer. My dx of MDD has been affirmed many times, but I still have nagging thoughts about the moodiness being more BPII than anything else. Like, the soft signs, or whatever. So, should I go in with a plan? I'm kind of leaning toward just laying it all out to him, symptoms wise, and let him decide. In my experience, if I say, "well, I would like to try ______", they usually give it to me, and I don't know that what I want to try; e.g., Pristiq, is really the best thing for what's going on. I'm sick of being depressed more than stable, that's for sure. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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