Nothing works

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-10-2013
Nothing works
Sun, 08-25-2013 - 9:19am

I have bipolar (and will probably post on that board, too), but depression is my main issue right now.   I can't even get dressed.  I'm always either in bed or on the couch.  I think about killing myself daily, but I might be too chicken to do it.  I live with my mother (though I'm an adult) and had to give her my medications to despense to me so I won't overdose.  None of my medications seem to be working.  I'm taking Lamictal, Zyprexa, Prozac, and Klonopin.  I just don't feel like I can go on much longer like this.  Does anyone have any suggestions for a medication that will actually work?

Community Leader
Registered: 05-04-2011
Mon, 08-26-2013 - 12:00am

Everything works differently for everyone.  Medications can even work differently at different times for the same person.  I think the absolute most important thing for you to do right now is to go to your doc ASAP and be honest about how you're feeling, and tell him or her that the meds you're on are not working.  There has to be something out there that's more effective than what you're on.

((hugs)) We're pulling for you.  Keep your head above water.  And if not your head, then at least your arms so we can pull you out.  You're not alone!

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-25-2013
Wed, 08-28-2013 - 10:51am

Have you tried Celexa? Also, could you be taking too much and they are counter acting? You might want to check with your pharmacist to see if what you are taking together is a good combo. Also, how old are you and are you female? Have you checked with an OB/GYN to see if your problems are hormone related?