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So I'm on 40 mg Viibryd right now (along with Vraylar) and I'm still depressed. I'm not quite suicidal but I think about it sometimes.

I left a message today about it at my psych NP's office but I'm wondering what to do or ask for next. Can I augment the Viibryd with another antidepressant or would that give me serotonin syndrome? Never mind I've tried most of the SSRIs and SNRIs and Wellbutrin. Haven't tried any of the tricylics though. My other thought was try Lamictal again? Or something else?

Any thoughts are appreciated.

Oh, and I recently had my thyroid checked last month. I am hypothyroid still so my GP raised the levothyroxine to 0.100 mg. I'm due to have it checked again in April.

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15 minutes ago, kittyloaf said:

Any thoughts are appreciated.

How long have you been on the Viibryd?.......It can take up to 6-8 weeks to see improvement in depression with Viibryd.....If you've been on it awhile and still depressed, it might be worth asking your doc about maybe switching to something else.

According to your sig, I see you've tried a lot of meds (I have too)......I see you haven't listed Trintellix on your past meds list, though.

It might be worth a try to ask your doc about possibly switching from Viibryd to Trintellix, IMO.

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1 hour ago, CrazyRedhead said:

How long have you been on the Viibryd?.......It can take up to 6-8 weeks to see improvement in depression with Viibryd.....If you've been on it awhile and still depressed, it might be worth asking your doc about maybe switching to something else.

According to your sig, I see you've tried a lot of meds (I have too)......I see you haven't listed Trintellix on your past meds list, though.

It might be worth a try to ask your doc about possibly switching from Viibryd to Trintellix, IMO.

I started the 20 mg Viibryd in May 2019, and went up to 40 mg in September or October 2019, so it's been awhile. Thanks for the suggestion of Trintellix, I haven't tried that. Still waiting for a call back from the psych NP's office, I will ask about Trintellix when I talk to her.

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Update: Saw psych NP this morning, she didn't want to switch meds or add any new meds. She did raise my Vraylar to 4.5 mg and said to watch for akathisia on the new dose. She seems to think my depression is mostly situational right now...wants me to get myself to go out of the house and get "out of my head" so to speak.

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5 hours ago, kittyloaf said:

Update: Saw psych NP this morning, she didn't want to switch meds or add any new meds. She did raise my Vraylar to 4.5 mg and said to watch for akathisia on the new dose. She seems to think my depression is mostly situational right now...wants me to get myself to go out of the house and get "out of my head" so to speak.

Why did she want to raise the Vraylar if it’s situational? 

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