i am a professional 56 year old female. Over the past 14 years I have been on 4 courses of antidepressants (minimum dosages) - for a year in 2003 on cipramil, after being off for a few years, then on cipralex for a year (it hadnt done much for me), then after a few few years, on aropax cr (paxil cr) for two years. After coming off, and a year and a half later, was put back on cipralex (lexapro) . I felt worse and worse. after 12 weeks I was switched back to Paxil cr (aropax cr) 12.5 mg. I have been on this now for almost 12 weeks and I feel down and depressed- I have the majority of depression symptoms. I have been told not to increase the dosage. Is that correct? I weigh 41 kgs. I am so scared of changing medications and still suffer from anxiety
albeit not as bad as before
JA: How long have you been feeling this way? Have you reached out to anyone about this yet?
Customer: for almost a year now. I saw my general practioner who has prescribed the medication (as he did
on previous ocassions)
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the psychologist should know?
Customer: yes. I used to take obex la for many years- approximately 10 (not for weight loss, but for energy) I cant believe I did this. Be that as it may, I weaned myself off them over a period of months- this was a year ago (perhaps that also played a role in the susequent onset of depression?). Funnily enough, I never lost any weight on them. I lost 7kgs since I stopped all the medication a year ago. I was subsequently diagnosed with an under active thyroid and I take a take the lowest dosage of thyroid medication. I also suffered extreme sadness over my son's health issues over a period of 15 years. At one time I suffered from ptsd but had it treated