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i've been thinking about going on antidepressants after dealing with 5 years of depression, i'm very worried about side effects especially stuff to do with weight gain. any advice?

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Please problems depression may I suggest the following..

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One other aspect if mental health is a problem becoming severe then you do need to address this but also need not concerned about the side effects.

Right now need to be thinking changes in diet nutrition these are ..

Avoid caffeine in tea, coffe,cola, chocolate and any thing such as cakes biscuits sugar infused products.

These may think help you but with depression avoid these make it worse.

Eat lots of fruit and vegetables.. Pulses beans whole grains B vitamins plus avoid alcohol.

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I would suggest you talk to your Doctor regards any decisions regarding AD drugs. If you are taking other medications they may be taking into consideration

It does take five weeks or so to see any changes regards medications, You may have side affects including weight gain, you may not. However in early days you will need to be patient. It may take a period of several months or longer to be able to come of medications or longer.

I take AD medications been on them for years, now at seventy will be on them for the rest of my Life. Most people will be on drugs over the short to medium term, we are all different


Hi just to let u no I have tried several medications and they are all good mainly the one I like is esctalopram but the only issue it gives me very bad skin so is moving to sertraline to see how I get on

Hi Jessica

I have been on Sertraline for a long while and my skin is fine with it. Hope it’s the same for you 😊

Thanks just feel esctalopram is brilliant and dose the job but the skin is so bad and itchy I need relief so they want to move me to sertraline

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