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Gonna ask the pdoc for an antidepressant. Any advise?

Not_Crazy_Yet

Not_Crazy_Yet

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Ive got the pdoc on Monday and I feel like an AD would help me. Never been on any before. Any top picks? I just need something to get me out of this hole I dug for myself.
 
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i think it's pretty personal how they work unfortunately. I've found citalopram to be much better than sertraline (less side effects) but i know others who feel the other way. Good luck
 
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Hi. I think it really depends what symptoms you're experiencing. Some are better for depression symptoms and some are better for anxiety issues.
I'm not a fan of the SSRIs. I don't like the sexual side effects and I've never found them much help as they just work on serotonin.
Different classes of ADs work on different neurotransmitters, at different levels. Some more serotonin, some more noradrenaline.
It's trial and error to be honest.
Asking and understanding why your doc is prescribing a particular one can help.
Hope you find one that works.
 
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tip 1: DONT DO IT

learn how to dig yourself out of your hole, instead.

they can be helpful; no one knows the long term effects but stats are hinting they make MH worse in the long run.

very temporary use only, just to keep you functioning while you fnid less chemical ways to deal with Life.

because life boots us all in the teeth, sooner or later. No pill can stop it but Coping Skills can.

sorry I'm not more supportive but - overprescription is a Massive Problem with Unforeseen Results.
 
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Thanks for your input everyone, I start taking zoloft tomorrow. The pdoc finally wrote me a script for it. Time will tell if it helps me or not. I'm hopeful that it will.
 
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