"Monique - Just keep in mind that there is no medication that performs miracles. This regimine may make things easier but remember that there may still be bumps in the road. I just hope your doctor isn't feeding you a lot of fluff and words that…"
"Ok ladies, I went to see my doctor and I am going to try Trilaphon 4mg once at bed time. According to my doctor, when I was taking the zoloft it needed to be raised to 200mg and even then it was not really doing the job even though I was much better…"
"You might try asking your doctor for something more activating. I try to walk alot when I am depressed and try to get out in the sun. This helps me a lot. The mood stabilizer (Trileptal) keeps me from getting too depressed for too long.
I hope you got things sorted out with your doctor.
You are getting helpful advice here, but the bottom line is, you need to consult with your MD and make medical decisions with him. Let us know-
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