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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Mental Health
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   well i have a few questions
User :   I am currently having severe depression spells
Doctor :ok
User :   during which i cant thing about anyhting else than suicide
User :   i know this is not an option
User :   when i am not in this way
User :   what would you recommend for this as i am very wary of going on meds
User :   ?
User :   I know that a lot of factors have accumulated to make me feel like this
Doctor :   how long have you been using this medication
User :   no - i am not on meds
User :   i just want to find out if there are other options
Doctor :   ok
User :   or meds that 1 wont make me fat
User :   and 2 doesnt have severe side effects
Doctor :   you have to use antidepressant medications
User :   i have picked up about 2-3 stone over the last 6 months
User :   my sex drive have decreased dremattically
User :   and my marriage is suffering
User :   so i know i need to do something
Doctor :ok
User :   i am also having very irregular periods
User :   some times i bleed for 1 month straight
Doctor :   you have to continue the medication

Doctor :   there are atypical antidepressants available with less side effects
Doctor :   ask your physician for them
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