I am a male in my thirties experiencing depression and being socially timid. I find myself in a weird part of life right now because I change careers, I don't know if I married the right women, and the crunchtime for kids is on.
With all these stressful issues I decided to talk to a psychiatrist and social worker office to help me work things out.
As far as the medicine for helping with depression and anxiety, I have yet to have it help.
First was Lexapro 20mg for about a month and a half. I had no changes still sad and socially nervous.
Then the doctor switched me to Zoloft slowly adding the dose to 200mg for about two months. This did not help either. I thought for sure Zoloft would be the one that would really help me so I am starting to feel like these medicines are not working for me. The doctor then tried Effexor XR 300mg for about a month or two.
Unfortuntately no change. Still worried,stressed, and socially timid. Then the doctor tried a combo of 200 zoloft with 150 Effexor for about a month and a half and no changes.
I am now on a combination of Cymbalta 120 mg with Seroquel 50 mg (taken at night) because I was told it has a synergistic effect. I have been on this combo now for almost a month and do not feel any better. If anything one is making me feel more tired and socially vulnerable.
I have also used xanax and clonazapam but have become tolerant to the doses prescribed. They helped a little bit with the anxiety but I felt tired and grogy after a while. dose of xanax reached about 1.5 mg two times a day. Clonazapam was about the same 1.5mg two times a day.
Any suggestions on medication that I can recommend my doctor or ask him that might be more effective?
Thanks in advance