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Depression coming back with total loss of libio, supplements 5htp antidepressants or therapy

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Rainbowzebra123 Sat 21-May-16 17:55:13

Hello Mumsnetters, this is my first post, although I've been lurking for a while. I'm hoping I could draw on your experiences, expertise and advice. I have had depression in some form on and off since I was 15. I have two children, a husband and a full time shift work job. I have responded positively in the past to 20mg Prozac. I can feel that my depression is coming back, I am definitely in a dark cloud with foggy memory, no sex drive, constant headaches, exhausted all the time, no joy in things I usually love, drinking too much (I had a two month break completely when I realised I was self medicating and now only drink very moderately). I have asked for a phonecall from my GP on Wednesday as there was a 3 week waiting list for a face to face appointment. I am wondering if any of you could share supplemental plans for countering depression and in particular something that will help bring back my poorly libido. My marriage is already under a great strain with my general depression and the lack of intimacy is compounding things badly. We are booked in for our first relate session on tuesday morning as at one point last week we had a discussion about if the problem was actually our marriage. At that stage I think I was still in denial that my depression was well on its way back and it seems that this is the focus of the problems. I've heard a lot about 5htp and other vitamin supplements that have helped people banish their depression. Can anyone share their experiences? Would I be better going back on Prozac even though it's well known to further kill libido? Are there any anti depressants that won't affect this? Help please! Another symptom of my depression is indecisiveness!!! confused

sparkly72 Sat 21-May-16 18:04:40

How old are you? Could you be heading towards menopause?

Rainbowzebra123 Sat 21-May-16 18:28:42

Hi Sparkly smile I'm only 36 - not impossible I suppose?

sparkly72 Sun 22-May-16 23:42:51

The reason I ask is that myself and a few friends have all found new/worsening of symptoms that could be described as depression, but the GP has thought might be due to a change in hormone levels.

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