I have the condition schizoaffective and I am prescribed an antipsychotic quetiapine which also helps mood and a combo of mirtazapine and venlafaxine. But its not enough to combat it, I still feel unnaturally low. I actually buy the lithium off my own back online as my doctor wouldn't give me extra. I know I need something because it's been like this for a long time. It is not easy to change doctor because In area I live in they are basically all part of the same team and a second opinion would get me nowhere so i'm screwed.
But truth is I am a little scared of using the lithium too long because it affects the thyroid and damages the liver, being a salt. But lamictal, latuda and other good antidepressants are too expensive to buy on net. Plus how do I know the right dose.
I was only given mirtazapine and venlafaxine because I stood on the roof of the hospital threatening to kill myself . I cannot afford to do that now . I am stuck between a rock and a hard place lol
Can anyone suggest a heavy duty anti-depressant (I have a high resistance) that I could try that's not an anti psychotic either though???