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Considering asking gp for ad's, is there anything I should know before I go?

(8 Posts)
michaelad Tue 14-Aug-07 08:47:13

any medication to definitely steer clear off etc.?

michaelad Tue 14-Aug-07 09:11:18


massivebigpantsface Tue 14-Aug-07 09:33:49

Hi michaelad (its cathcart)
sorry to hear you have been feeling low. I don't have any advice but ny dh has just been to the gps for the same reason. The gp should be able to give you information on the types of ad's available. Make sure he takes the time to listen to you, and perhaps consider other things such as counselling in addition to ad's.
I thought I haven't seen you on here much for the last couple of months and was wondering about you yesterday actually. Make sure you pop in the teashop from time to time to say hello!

michaelad Tue 14-Aug-07 11:11:48

Hi cath, one of my problems is that I don't get on terribly well with my gp. I've been down that road before and it took me forever to persuade him that I was suffering which is not a good starting point.
But still I have decided to try again for myself and all of my family really. Will try and pop into the teashop soon

laundrylover Tue 14-Aug-07 11:32:10

Hi Michaelad,

Not really advice but just to say that I went to the GPs last week after 3.5 years of PND and got myself some Setraline (am still bfing so this one is OK) and the difference is amazing already!! Why didn't I do this 17 months ago after DD2?????
Good luck.

michaelad Tue 14-Aug-07 14:23:30

Thank you! Will have to reschedule my appointm. today because I seem to have contracted some nasty tummy bug and will probably not be able to walk the distance without "accidents"

Am determined to do it this time though..even if it means changing gp's.

What about side effects? For example, ave been told that you can pretty much forget about a sex life once you take AD's..

Dazy Tue 14-Aug-07 14:29:07

If your GP does suggest an AD - have a search on MN for some threads on it. I'm on Citalopram and had loads of side effects for the first week or so & it was really useful to read other peoples experiences. If I hadn't I may well have stopped taking it but lots of people said to stick with it for at least a few weeks and now I feel much better.

Hope some ADs work for you too and that you get some decent advice from your GP. Good luck.

Rhubarb Tue 14-Aug-07 14:30:48

Would this help? Sorry you feel down, I'm not brill either.

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