Feeling very low, which tablets seem to be best to help???

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Hi.. iv sufferd with depression for around 15 yrs on and off, I was put on to tramerdol 300 mg which seemed to help very well, and as I tuk them at nite helped with my sleep as well, but the middle of last year (2016) they seemed to stop working and when I tuk them at nite it made me really agitated to the stage I could not fall asleep till early hours of the morning, and only managing one hours sleep anite, this really started to get me down, and my depression slowly came back, there is no reason to why I felt this way, nothing really changed in my life, I live a lone which I love, and have done for 12 yrs, I'm not looking to get in a relationship at all, love my life as it is, except this feeling of very low mood, I went to the docs in tears not being able to stand any more, he put me on to mirtazapine 15 mg, then to go up to 30 mg , which I did, my depression seem to be ok, in a way, but 30 mg seem to affect my sleep again so I came bk down to 15mg and my sleep is fine, but my mood is once low again, i don't want to go bk to my doc as scared he will take me of mirt and my sleep will be out the window again so I keep putting this off, I do take kalms as well which help a little bit, please, please don't tell me to get a grip of life, and get out more, as iv seen on this forum some people seem to think this and all will be well, when your depressed, all you want to do is go to bed and sleep as that is the only time my mind is free of the depression, I would love to go to bed for a year and wake up, and life would be great, but that's not the reality of life, I go out every day walking my dog, so I'm not stuck in, and meet with friends, so yes I do go out, and yes iv talked to special people about being depressed, but that don't work I just feel worse then, I know that one tablet may work for one person, but not for another, but any ideas would help if I went bk to the docs and asked for me to stay on mirt for the sleep, but is there any thing eles I could take to help lift my mood, any ideas???

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    Hiya Dawn

    Tramadol is for pain and only comes in 50mg if you were taking 300mg at a time then you've been overdosing.

    Tram also stimulates the brain so if take them at night they will keep you awake. If anything Tram has been known to cause depression.

    Thanks

    Neil

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      Hi.. well the tablets were 150mg each tablets, which the doc told me to take 2 each nite, they made me very drowsy, so could only take b4 I went to sleep, and was given to my 15 yrs ago when I first started to be depressed, and must say did help, until they started to keep me awake at nite, do went bk to the doc and he said it had stopped working for me and can happen in some people over time , that's y I was put on mirtazapine, now some people say these don't help for depression only sleep, yet if u read on the internet they state they are for depression so what's right or wrong, as some people swear by mirt for depression... confused

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      Might of been Trazadone not Tramadol, Tram isn't made in 150mg.

      It's not working as an anti depressant if your still suffering.

      However I would go back to your GP and tell him how bad it's making you feel, write down your symptoms so you can tell him everything.

      Thanks

      Neil

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      Cheers my fault lol... it is trazadone I use to take... it's because I'm on tramadol as well for pain relief on my knee just stuck in my head, I need to pick up the courage to go to docs, just so hard thing to talk to the docs about as they just don't seem to have the time, I remember around six years ago went to docs as started to feel low and thought the trazadone was not working, and all he said was to 'get over it and go for a walk, which does not help when u feel depressed, even tho iv got a new doc I still don't want to go bk for depression, but I will try and take it on board

      Thanks 😪

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    You really need to talk to your dr and tell him everything including your afraid of not sleeping if he takes you off your meds...I took trazadone for a long time...usually dr starts you at a low dose then ups it. It is an anti depressant and will definitely help you sleep without being groggy the next morning...really just being honest with your dr...there are so many different meds out there and everyone is different...also one person could have no side effects and another person may not be able to tolerate it at all
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      Cheers I thought tramadol was for depression, as did work for me, so I was right lol.... I will try and go and see the doc when I'm ready to do so I think, but you just feel like your wasting there time with depression, and they not got the time for u ... but I suppose they are the only ones that can help, scary tho, as could not cope with the bad nites again, the less sleep I got the more depressed I become, should I be glad for the sleep and put up with the low mood in the hope u will get better in time, who knows, life sucks at time, be better if u could have s switch on your head that u could just turn off in the day 😩

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      Hi dawn hun i really know how you feel and its a horrible life when depression takes hold. Im in my own although i have 2 teenage boys still at home i still feel lonely. Are you sure tramadol was orescribed for depression as this is a very strong painkiller which i cannot tolerate. I was on mirtazapine for a year but its left me with all sorts if problems. Ive been off it a month now and am on a trycilic ad due ti chronic abdominal pain. Im only 3 days in and having several horrible side effects but ill have to give it a go as i need to go back to work soon. What works for one person doesnt for another. Im sensitive to ssri so this is my only real option. Id give anything for a whole nights sleep xx
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      Hi Kelly.. sorry to here you feel the same, it's so crap, life can be horried to us at times, the mind is a powerful thing, I have two grown up daughters which no longer live with me, but I here from them each day, and I do my best to sound ok, even tho on the other side of the phone I'm crying, I don't want my girls to think I'm feeling bad, they do know I'm taking antidepressants but think I'm good .... and yes soz it's trazadone I use to take lol, it's because I also take tramadol for pain relief on my knees I got mixed up .. mirt helps with my sleep just on 15 mg as b4 this I started dreading going to bed, as I new I would be awake till 3 in the morin, then awake again at 4 and this was every nite, so now to have that sleep is great, so do I put up with feeling low in the day, just to know at nite I can sleep ok ? ?? .... I know that one meds does work for one person but not another, just don't want to go bk to docs and he just takes me of mirt and wham I'm bk to no sleep... well u take care, it's nice to talk to some one who is feeling the same way, as if uv never had depression then u could never understand how u feel, and that's how I see the docs, they not a clue, and when some one just says to you ' get out, meet people and u will be fine'....well it don't work like that as when your low all I want to do is stay at home, go to bed and hope tomorrow's a better day 😪... sending u a big hug, and let's hope all will get some what better x😀

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    I take Tramadol as an when required for pain ( have arthritis in both knees ) so am surprised they have been prescribed as a Antidepressants , i do know though they can cause drowsiness - if i take them 4 times a day xx
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    I tried tramadol for my back but it made me deathly I'll which bummed me out cuz it was working...I just couldn't tolerate it.

    As we all seem to be saying is talking to your dr...if you don't think he is being attentive to your needs then try another dr...you have to have confidence in your dr that they want to help you

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      Lol at least there's one tablet that does work... I know what ur saying about docs but because I went to see what doc 6 years ago, and he just said 'get over it, and get out side a bit, u will be fine' I find it hard to say to the new docs that I'm feeling down, as u can guarantee I will go in, chin up then as soon as I say I'm depressed I total break down and cry, then I feel a right idiot ... I will try my best to go bk to the docs at some point, I just keep giving it another day hoping the mirt will kick in and all will be well

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      I don't think all Dr's are like that...when I lived in upstate NY all the Dr's there did was give you a half a second of their time...sent me out the door with a script and that was that...I had a really hard time trusting Dr's in general...I moved to TN a little over 9 yrs ago to live with my parents...I got too sick with my crohns amongst other medical issues and just couldn't take care of myself or my dogs...anyway...I had to find all new Dr's here...I needed a primary care and a bunch of different specialists...I ended up with my parents pcp and has turned out to awesome...not only was he great and extremely helpful before I was able to get new Dr's in place but he referred me to the best Drs I've ever had...all of them are great...the will stay in that room with you for as long as you want...attentive to me and my needs and on top of all medical issues my anxiety and depression are finally controlled with the right meds...that's why I'm saying don't think all Dr's are like the one you were seeing..keep trying...it will be worth it!

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      Hi thanks for your reply, I gess so, it's finding a doc who understands it all, I have ultercive colitis and other probs too, and each time u see a doc they say it's all down to your colitis, even my depression lol... even tho that is undercontrol, I will try to see another doc and hope they are better, just need time to pick up the courage to go, as I always end up in tears when talking to them... but thanks any way 🙂

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