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chronic depression

i have depressed chronically since in my teens,,no situation that i can pinpoint it to,,just me,,,i have been on(excuse my spelling) tofrinal, thorazine,porlixin,valium all in my youth,,then as a adult i have ben on prozac, effexor and now effexor and zoloft..my youth meds i think were just hit or miss,,,my adult meds work for a time then plato and i would rather sleep all day,do nothing then be productive..i am 52 y.o with a 14 y.o and i wanna feel alive!!! right now i am on effexor 150mg/day with zoloft 25mg,,i have been on prozac up to 80 mg/day. with all the newer meds coming out is there a suggestion?
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I'm using 2,000mg DHA daily to make my depression go away. DHA is expensive fish oil and is good for your brain. You can find the stuff at vitamin stores or the internet (www.vitacost.com). Based on my experience in using DHA, if I were in your shoes, I would start off with a couple of 500mg Carlson Super DHA per day and after about 3-4 days, double the dosage. After a week at 2,000mg, your feelings don't improve, then I would increase dosage to 2,500mg per day for another week. Still need more, then increase dosage to 3,000mg per day.

In order to save money, I tried to reduce my dosage to 1,500mg per day and after a few days, my depression and "anger at the world" came back. I am much more mellow at 2,000mg per day.
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