Our expert says:
I have no idea why people use Eglonyl ( its not an antidepresant ) , but you describe havin gused, for some time, a range of well-known antidepressants.
Weight gain can indeed be a troublesome side-effect which SOME people experience on various antidepressants ( none do this to everyone ). Some experience difficulty in concentrating on some ADs, too. Agitation / restlessness are also possible.
Its sad and frustrating when the people around you, on whom you'd like to rely for support, dont understand or empathize. Some only take depression seriously when they experience it themselves.
I hope you are being treated by a good local psychiatrist ( any complicated depression should NOT be treated by a GP alone ) ; and you really need to discuss this situation with your psychiatrist, to fully review the diagnosis, the response to different treatments, and alternatives available. Some people find adding the specific counselling method CBT ( COgnitive-Behaviour Therapy ) helps a lot ; some find newer antidepressants like Agomelatine ) can help, as it has a different chemical pattern and side-effect profile.
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