Hi, I am in the UK, I have taken various a/d's over the years under my doctors supervision. I have decided to try to go back to tricyclics as I find they suit me much better than SSRI's. It is sometime however since I was on tricyclics an wondered if anyone has any advice or information. For example can one switch from one to the other. Are doctors still willing to prescribe tri-cyclics since the popularity of SSRI's ? I may be offered a new medication so if anyone can tell me what is in vogue with doctors in the UK at present i'd be most grateful.
The main problems I have with SSRI's are weight gain (after initial loss) 14 pounds in a year whilst activley trying to lose weight, no sex drive, no creativity, bad tempers, tearfulness, extreme tension and irritablity, anxiety.. I think you get my point ! . All I want is to feel I am not on auto-pilot, I feel switched off physically and emotionally. I don't expect to feel high as a kite, wouldn't want to, I just want to feel in control.