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I'm very depressed and have been for six months. I don't

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I'm very depressed and have been for six months. I don't have money to see a doctor and I would like to try Lexapro. How may I get a prescription?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.

Hello

you can not get a script without seeing a doctor, which would be illegal.

Why don't you have insurance?

Have you been to healthcare.gov?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I can't afford insurance because I make too much money for subsidy. Must I see an MD in person or can I find one on-line to interview my symptoms and prescribe?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.

No for an initial assessment it has to be in person

Would you like some cheaper options?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.

OK

First, call the health department.

Find out where the neighborhood clinics are.

These will be on sliding scale.

That, of course, means pay based on income.

Any teaching hospital will have a medical clinic that you can enroll in, and these are also on sliding scale.

This would also tie you into specialists if needed.

You can't just "try" lexapro, which would be extremely dangerous. For example, if you have hypothryoidism, this can cause all of your symptoms, and be dangerous if not treated with thyroid replacement.

So, assessment and labs are needed.

OK, so that is an initial answer….

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