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Dr appointment booked but I'm scared

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MrsSeptember Sun 23-Apr-17 20:29:05

I have had MH issues on and off all of my adult life. For the last 5 years I've been fly functioning and generally managing.

I would describe my current state as:
Mild depression
Mild/Med anxiety
Med/severe - Eating disorder - BED - 3 stone gained in 4 months.

I am functioning but I feel like it's been a heavy weight for the last few months and I feel tired from it all.

The last time I saw a Dr for depression they wanted me to take citalopram. I didn't take them as I'm terrified they will make me gain more weight and make my eating worse.

I don't know what I'm looking for but I need more than someone giving me 2 minutes and prescribing me the first thing they think off.
I know there are waiting lists in my area for CBT.

What should I expect from my appointment and what can I do to get the best from it?

Are there any meds out there that can help with all of the above as I really don't want to go on them for one thing and make something else worse. My eating is probably the biggest thing in struggling with.

Privateandconfidentialplease Sun 23-Apr-17 20:57:24

I just wanted to say that I was worried about taking sertraline, I was worried about the side affects and the weight gain especially. Someone posted on my thread that they put on more weight through depression than they did with the tablets. That made it clear for me. I did eat rubbish to feel better.I am bigger than I would like. The meds have helped the eating. In fact I have lost half a stone so far as I just didn't need to over eat or eat rubbish all the time. I still eat rubbish-I am only human after all- smile but I don't do it all the time and I am eating smaller portions instead of piggy portions.
I am sorry you are having a tough time. See the gp, explain how you feel and get on the list for cbt.

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