Skip to content


Please take some time to click through these links to find out more about our community.

What is a Trigger and When to Trigger a Post
How and Why to Report a Post
Visit our Crisis Assistance Link for resources. For immediate help, call 911 or get to the ER.

muzikluvr1 posted:
I have struggled with severe depression for years. I have been put on more medications than I can count. Where am I now. Still feeling the way I always have. I avoid people, old interests, and even life. My beliefs are that Trauma effects the outcome of depression as well. If you are lucky enought to find a Dr. who will listen that might be part of the battle. Some of them make you feel less than.... I lost my Brother, Uncle, and nephew to suicide. These traumas alone do not help. I have had many surgical procedures to my body from different injuries, and I believe this has caused even more depression. I am lonely all the time, because nobody truly wants to listen. I am now to the point where i just exist, but I do not live! Medication has not worked for me. I think the next step after avoiding life comes ending life. Does anyone understand where I am coming from? Thank you
itmatsb responded:
Can you get some counseling to help you through a very difficult time? Also it sounds like clinical depression is a genetic trait that runs in your family. Have you tried MAO Inhibitors such as Nardil? If so, then why not try ECT? It is not the nightmare that it was in the past, and it doesn't sound like you have much to lose since you're considering ending life. And all you will be doing is adding more grief to the rest of your family who are already reeling from your family deaths. Get help for yourself. You deserve it.

Featuring Experts

Thomas L. Schwartz, MD, received his medical degree from and completed his residency in adult psychiatry at the State University of New York (SUNY) Up...More

Helpful Tips

Sexual Problems from Meds..What to do!Expert
Serotonin type antidepressants can cause 5-30% of the time- sexual problems such as no orgasm, impotence, no libido. Consider that ... More
Was this Helpful?
30 of 41 found this helpful

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.