Let me start by outlining my history. I hope for an informed decision from a professional.
At age 10 I woke up one morning and couldn't go to school. I was a great student, participated in activities, and had a decent amount of friends, but suffered anxiety and depression without being aware of what it was. Eventually I was diagnosed, put on Effexor XR and Klonipin. For almost ten years I did extremely well. In college, I was diagnosed with ADD and put on Adderall.
My junior year of college, both my grandmother and cousin passed away within two weeks of each other. I became extremely depressed again and had to readjust my medicines. I left school and after a year of working with a psychiatrist I found myself in a position to return to school. Meds were Effexor XR, Adderall XR, Wellbutrin, Lamictal, and Lorazepam.
During my senior year in college, my father left our family and I experienced a lot of anger and frustration towards this. I thought my family was leaving me. He had an affair for two years and for those two years I tried desperately to hold a job, but could not because I felt so depressed and hopeless. My dad did return and we started a family business. So now I do have a job.
Things went downhill after college, I became very moody and angry at my situation. Because of this my psychiatrist put me on new meds. I am now on Lexapro, Latuda, Lorazepam, and Adderall XR. I am able to function, but not live. I work from my couch, very rarely leave the home, and feel like a complete zombie. I have urges to take more Adderall throughout the day as I feel that is the only medicine that helps me actually "live".
My new doctor changed my antidepressant from Lexapro to Pristiq about a month ago to solve this problem. The second week on Pristiq I actually left my house to visit a friend twice and for the first time in years I enjoyed listening to the radio in my car. I also did not have the urge to abuse my Adderall. However, it also made me very angry, gave me night terrors, and bad stomach pains. I would have dealt with the night terrors and stomach pains, but the anger made me lash out at my family for little things. I felt a bit out of control.
Now I am back to feeling like a zombie on Lexapro, Latuda, Adderall XR, and Lorazepam. I cannot leave my couch. All I want is to enjoy listening to the radio again. That gave me hope that maybe there is a treatment out there that will work for me, but I'm at a loss with the side effects. I've read somewhere that amphetamines mixed with some of these antidepressants can cause unwanted side-effects. Can a professional elaborate? If I stop taking my Adderall I will stop functioning completely, but if I don't does this mean I can never be put on an antidepressant that might make me happy again?
I need help.