I’m pretty sure I’m done with psychotropic drugs to control my depression. I appear to be one of the roughly 30% for which they aren’t effective or the side effects are too much. I say “pretty sure,” because I haven’t had a chance to discuss this in detail with my primary care physician.
Per his direction, though, I’m now off the Abilify, which was causing me nothing but grief. Now I have to go through withdrawal from it. Fun. I read I may experience temporary insomnia, signs of schizophrenia (hallucinations, hearing voices), and/or bipolar disorder. Can hardly wait.
I believe my only other choices are Quantatative EEG, TMS, and ECT. I intend to pursue them in that order. That’s from least to most invasive. All except ECT are generally considered experimental, which is a little troublesome, but not enough to stop me from proceeding.