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Depression treatment with ssri
I was given escitalopram20 first for depression and it made me 80% alright. I was jot improving 100% even after months then doc gave flutee60 which made no difference and gave severe acidity. He has given me paroxatine now which is alo not helping. How many ssri needs to be tried before switching to other class of medicine coz I'm suffering. Does the same class meds have different effect???plz explain
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I understand your apprehension. A combination of antidepressants from two different classes may help in your case. Consider having a follow-up for optimization of the medicines. Dr. Pavani Narukurthi MindfulTMS Neurocare GK 2 Delhi
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The evidence says that there is bleak chance that a second SSRI will work if one has failed already. But this is not the case ideally with you. I wonder why were you shifted from escitalopram even when it had 80% improvement. You can ask your psychiatrist to consider shifting you back to escitalopram, it might work again!
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