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I'm new here and am very glad to have found this forum!


I've got a new pd, additional dx and a new med change too.


My additional dx is Dysthymia and the new med is Brintellix.


 A major panic attack sets off the cycle of depression for me.


I've suffered with numerous bouts of major depression since I was in my early teens. In my late 20's, I finally got a pd and on meds.

The past few years, after I come out of the hole, I never get back to where I feel like myself, thus the new dx. I'm 44 now.


Can't remember the last time I was truly happy:( 


I'm on day 6 with the Brintellix and am only having minor itching, so far.  I was on 40 of Lexapro and have cut down to 20.  I've gained over 40 pounds on it so

hopefully, I can get it off by switching.


My big issue right now is lack of motivation and hopelessness. 


I'm tried so many meds and combos in the past including: Celexa, Zoloft, Buspar, Paxil, Abilify, Risperdal, seraquel, Lacmital, Wellbutrion, Trazadone and Latuda.



Anyone out there have success with Brintellix and Dysthymia?  What would be considered the best med for it?


Thank you in advance for your help!


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