Does alcohol trigger depression?
Alcohol is a CNS depressant.
Welcome to HCM.
I can understand your concerns.
Wine/alcohol is a nervous system depressant. You may feel better for a while after taking alcohol but it aggravates depression on long term.
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a very good treatment in those patients who do not respond to drugs. I think you should go for it.
However, if you do not want to go for ECT, you will have to keep trying different drug combinations.
We can work out on what drug/combination you can take further, if you can list the drugs you have already tried.
Hope to hear from you soon.
I forgot that I also take Buspar .... It does nothing. My worse time is in the morning and the daytime. For some reason I feel more calm at night. I jus feel like being in bed. I am even afraid to go to the grocery store.... O check the mail or go to the back yard. It all makes me sad. I am now leaving in a different state for reasons that are involved . I do have cuban friends here because I am a poet and they know me. I did work many years as an accountant in Wash Dc and in my husband business to make a small fortune. Now he is in the house in Maryland. He is very aggresive, drinks too much and was very abusive. But all. The effort to keep the family together was in vain.
Zyprexa plus Prozac.
Sorry for late response.
I have gone through your details. It is really unfortunate that many of the drugs have not worked for you. Also, you have faced difficult situations with your husband.
You have worse time in morning with no motivation for anything.
In such case, I would suggest you to try combination of zyprexa and Prozac.
Or another option is to add a mood stabilizer like lithium to Prozac.
I have good clinical experience with both the combinations in depressive patients.
Kindly discuss this with your doctor.
Hope this helps.
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I wish you well.
Dr. Shubham Mehta, MD (Psychiatry).
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