You're certainly on a lot of stuff. That's a lot of D, for example. Too much D can cause too much calcium absorption and inhibit therefore magnesium absorption -- why are you taking two different doses from two different doctors? The melatonin sounds like too high a dose -- this is a substance that works better with lower doses. Your doctor probably doesn't know much about supplements -- they know only a little about drugs -- because they don't study them much in school, but melatonin in trials worked better at the 1mg to 3mg dose. It might be the right dose for you, but it might not. The brain zaps could be withdrawal from Zoloft. Did you taper off slowly, or just quit cold turkey and switch to Effexor? These drugs are in different classes, but even similar drugs don't substitute for one another as they target different receptors. You could be in withdrawal from the Zoloft. By the way, do you mean psychiatrist? Psychologists can't prescribe drugs, at least in the US. Zantac is not safe to take on a regular basis -- it is to be used only short-term or else you just get a rebound effect. It's better to try and learn why you have digestive problems and work on that than to stay on a suppressive drug. You're also on a strange cocktail here -- things to help you sleep while taking highly stimulating antidepressants. Do these two docs communicate and coordinate?
Wow, this thread seems to really hate apostrophes. Sorry everything is so garbled. Melatonin is not for everyone -- it works best when the problem is your body clock having been adversely affected. I think you're probably on way too much D, so you want to look into that just for your long-term health. You don't dose someone on a vitamin just because you "feel" something, you have to do blood tests to determine if you're in fact low on D. If you get out in the sun a half hour a day in prime sunlight hours you get all you need, but most of us avoid the sun nowadays. But too much of a good thing is not necessarily better, as D can affect magnesium levels. What I think you need is an integrated approach here, which means you've got to get your docs to talk to one another so they don't kill you. And if you think your doctor, any doctor, isn't doing the job appropriately, it's time to find another doctor.