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My depression won’t go away Was on Duloxetine 60mg for 6

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Hi my depression won’t go away
Was on Duloxetine 60mg for 6 weeks
No difference in mood
I’m 45
Can I take 5htp on top
Or can you recommend
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Customer: replied 6 days ago.
No female

Have you consulted with a Doctor for this? If so, what is this doctors specialty?

Has this happened before in your life?

Is anything going on that may be exacerbating/causing the depression?

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Well im 45 could be linked to menopause or my mum dying 3 years ago .. I had depression 10 years ago what would you do can it still work at 6 weeks
Could I take some 5htp or rhdioloa to boost mood

If the Duloxetine has not worked by now you will probably need a second type of antidepressant or a different one.
I'm not sure if adding 5HT will do much to improve things at this point.

I would talk to your MD to see if she would be willing to switch your medications around.

You might also want to look into getting some talk therapy help from a PhD level person.

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Customer: replied 5 days ago.
What antidepressant do you think is good for mood

Zoloft (sertraline) is very good and is used by millions worldwide with excellent results.

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Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Ok thanks so much