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I have been diagnosed with depression a year ago and was on

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I have been diagnosed with depression a year ago and was on sertraline. It has recently given me restless leg so had to stop it just under 3 weeks ago. I've had an emotional meltdown today and need an alternative drug
JA: How long have you been feeling this way? Have you reached out to anyone about this yet?
Customer: Tried the doctor today but he was no help, it's so stressful.
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: What would they need to know?
Submitted: 6 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 6 days ago.
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Expert:  Dr Baker replied 6 days ago.

I am sorry to hear. It is unusual that after taking it for a year that it is only just causing side effects.

However now you have stopped, I would still suggest an alternative SSRI.

Expert:  Dr Baker replied 6 days ago.

I would suggest trying Citalopram instead.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
I think I may have an eating disorder too, will this help?
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 6 days ago.

An SSRI can help but almost certainly you should consider counselling for such a problem.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
I have already been receiving counselling since Christmas
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 6 days ago.

Okay.

Expert:  Dr Baker replied 6 days ago.

Is there anything else I can help you with regarding this?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
No I think that's it thankyou, would I need to request this from my doctor as it's already taken 3 weeks to get an appointment?
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 6 days ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** prescribe via this website sorry, so yes your GP would need to prescribe it

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Ok thank you
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 6 days ago.

That is my pleasure, all the best with this