@redkel I was started on Zoloft some years ago which worked horribly for me (EXTREME fatigue/sleepiness, increased depression, others), went to Lexapro which worked for a while until my symptoms worsened. Psych upped the dosage and the symptoms went ahead but I went full zombie and had severe erectile dysfunction. Psych added Wellbutrin to counteract the ED and depression, which worked briefly. ED got worse then the mood swings came in a bad way, so she took me off of Lexapro completely and replaced with Lamictal, which I'm on right now and has been working quite well to stabilize my mood.If you don't mind sharing, I'm interested to know what other meds you tried.
So, currently I'm on Lamictal and Wellbutrin. The combo keeps my spirits higher than without them and balances my mood a bit better, as well as minimizes the duration/severity of mood swings. But, when the depression hits, it's bad, but not quite as severe/dark as before. However, these are also shorter instances; before this combo it would last for weeks, and now it's a week, tops.
For reference, I've been diagnosed with GAD and MDD and several providers have talked for the last 2 years about the possibility of Bipolar 2 but no one has been up to actually diagnosing it. My symptoms have been severe anxiety and social anxiety with dependent tendencies, chronic depression with ideations, and dysthymia. Currently my therapist has me at MDD and GAD, though.
Sorry for the novel; just wanted to make sure you got a full picture.