Our expert says:
I am so sorry to hear that you had to have an abortion. It is quite understandable that such an even can make one feel very depressed. I am not sure which country you live in? But in South Africa, patients can only obtain slimming medications that contain sibutramine through a medical doctor because they are classified as schedule 5 drugs. Because I am not sure if you started using the Ectiva under the supervision of a medical dr and if he/she advised you to stop using your antidepressants (you also don't mention which antidepressants you were using so I can't check if the antidepressants would interact with sibutramine or not). I would urge your to consult a medical dr about starting to use whatever antidepressant you were using together with your Ectiva. Rather safe than sorry in case the 2 medications cause interactions. At this stage your probably need your antidepressants more urgently than the Ectiva to help you over the trauma of the abortion. Also discuss seeing a clinical psychologist with the dr, so that you can recover from the abortion with some expert assistance.
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