I Wanna New Drug

Got a new med yesterday. Cymbalta. It’s another mood stabilizer which also hopefully works with ADD. Since it’s a dual uptake inhibitor (seritonin and dopenephrine) it may (if it works) be able to replace the Zoloft that I’m on for depression as well. That would be good.

This chemical cocktail that my doctors are continually mixing and adjusting is kinda crazy. We’re avoiding stimulants (like Ritalin) because they might trigger my migraines. So we’re taking the long winding back road around the ADD thing by going through all the mood stabilizers that have worked on some (but not all) people with ADD.

So for those of you keeping score:
Diagnosis: Major Depression, Current Drug: Zoloft

Diagnosis: ADD, Current Drug: Cymbalta
Previously: Desipramine, Strattera

Diagnosis: Migraine associated Vertigo, Current Drug(s): Klonepin, Xanax and/or Frova (as needed)
Previously: Neurontin, Valium, Scopalamine, Mirtazapine, Trileptal, Effexor, Hydrocodone, Meclizine

I can only stand back and laugh and swim through the toxic soup.