I am having symptoms depression from 3 months... When do not take medicines I have headache ... I was taking nexito forte and lesuride from last 1 month and my doctor has changed dosage for lesuride into sulpitac 50 ....i dont want to take medicines.. Kindly tell for how long I will have to take medicines.
Doctor Answers (1) on Depression
Difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions
Fatigue and decreased energy
Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and/or helplessness
Feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism
Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping
Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable, including sex
Overeating or appetite loss
Persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems that do not ease even with treatment
Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" feelings
Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts
Your treatment plan for depression will depend on the type you have and how severe it is. Some people get psychotherapy. Others also take antidepressants or get other treatments. Exercise can also be part of the plan.
If those don't give you enough relief, there are more options. For instance, your doctor may suggest brain stimulation techniques such as electroconvulsive therapy (also called ECT or electroshock therapy), transcranial magnetic stimulation, or vagus nerve stimulation.
If you have bipolar depression, your doctor may prescribe different types of medicines, such as mood-stabilizing drugs or certain antipsychotic medicines, instead of antidepressants.
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Everyone is different. It may take some trial and error to find the treatment plan that works best for you. It also takes time for an antidepressant to have its full effect. You may meet with several doctors or therapists before you find the one you want to work with.
Be patient and tell your doctor how you’re doing. Your openness will help him find solutions, so you feel better as early as possible.