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Had depression on meds but would like to know about

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Had depression on meds but would like to know about homeopathic route for healing
JA: When did you start using this medication? How severe were any side effects?
Customer: January 2021 side effects severe
JA: Got it. Have you seen a doctor about depression?
Customer: yes and psychiactist
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: now on a 6th medication to get one which helps'
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 11 days ago.

Hi. I’m Dr. Mark. I’m a board certified physician and happy to assist you. What medication did you try for depression?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
latest is imipraine
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Have hadImipramine
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Please continue online
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Wish to try a homeopathic remedy
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
will hoeopathic medicine help
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 11 days ago.

The SSRI class is great to treat depression.  Switching to one of these meds is an option.  

The herb St. John's wort has long been used for treating depression.It may take up to 6 weeks to be effective.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Have tried this long ago
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Anything else
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 11 days ago.

I would try St. John’s wort.300 mg three times a day.

Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 11 days ago.

Ginseng and chamomile may also help.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Can I take this and still be on Imipramine?
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 11 days ago.

It’s not recommended to take St. John’s wort with imipramine.  They can cause acute serotonin syndrome.

Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 11 days ago.
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 11 days ago.

You’re welcome. Do you have any questions?