About Me: Female, 71, Carmichael, CA, member since Sep 2011
I've been dealing with cycling anxiety and depression for 19 years. I have tried over 50 medications and supplements to attain a decent equilibrium, but it is a constant struggle.
[More] I am currently on 8 meds. This is the best I have felt in years, but intellectually, I feel a need to consolidate. The sheer number of pills I take a day makes me feel very uneasy.
"First of all, I have taken many antidepressants without getting manic -- but I have been on mood stabilizers at the same time. Wellbutrin and Effexor are supposed to have low switch rates. I take Cymbalta with no switching.
"Included in my regimen are Geodon and Cymbalta. I noticed when I added the Geodon, I am not as hungry and food does not always taste as good. It has improved over the course of the year, but I have other more bothersome side effects from..."
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