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Depressed and cant take ADs

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Stormtreader Mon 10-Apr-17 17:46:27

Just that really, I've been bumping along but now the guy I've been dating has gotten really distant and I'm worryingly close to the Not Coping point where I got signed off last year. I tried to reach out to a friend today but she was not really interested beyond "oh, sorry to hear youre having a hard time" and then offline immediately.

I've been to the GP to be told that because of the medication i'm now on, I cant take SSRIs because they interact badly and that he cant do anything beyond sign me off work again.

I dont even really know why I'm posting, Im at my work desk trying to covertly mop the tears off my face and just wishing that the rest of my life didnt feel like a life sentence of sadness and despair.

Boooooom Mon 10-Apr-17 17:50:35

I've been there so didn't want to read and run.
Have you thought about therapy? I'm seeing a hypnotherapist/psychotherapist and it's really helping me with depression amongst other things. CBT is something your GP might also suggest? I didn't find that helpful but I know people that have.
Someone on here also suggested suppliments to boost mood and their info came from a book called 'the depression cure' (I just got a copy on eBay for a few pounds) dealing with treating depression without drugs.
Hang in there and I hope things improve x

Stormtreader Mon 10-Apr-17 17:52:37

I'm seeing a councillor privately, the GP said there was no point referring to anyone as I have that and "the NHS is on its knees".

LittleBearPad Mon 10-Apr-17 17:54:39

Umm your GP doesn't sound overly helpful. Can you see someone else at the surgery.

RedSandYellowSand Mon 10-Apr-17 18:02:35

There are antidepressants that aren't SSRIs. See here for example Are all types of ADs out of the question? Can your other medication be switched for one compatible with ADs?
Sounds like a horrible place to be, I'd second a visit to a different

iveburntthetoast Mon 10-Apr-17 19:44:24

I take agomelatine, which is a completely different sort of AD to all others. There are also medications such as lamotrgine that help with depression, but aren't anti-depressants. Many GPs are pretty useless when it comes to mental illness beyond doling out the old favourites of citalopram/sertraline etc. Ask for a referral to a psychiatrist if your GP can't (won't?) help you; unfortunately, just don't expect to be seen quickly. flowers

Mombie2016 Mon 10-Apr-17 19:49:11

Also can't take SSRIs.

I'm on a TCA called Amityptylene and it's been a total game changer for me.


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