Our expert says:
SOme people find either of those drugs useful for their depression ; I'm not familiar with good reasons for combining them. But like many other antidepressants, they can cause weight gain, which in SOME people, can be a real nuisance. Some other ADs, like the newer Agomelatine, don'e seem to have this side-effect.
IF the simple basic treatment isn't working well, I prefer someone in your position to be seen and assessed by a specialist psychiatrist, for a full assessment, confirmation of diagnosis, and recommendation of treatment options, AND a full discussion of their advantages and disadvantages ( no doctor ought to prescribe any drug without being fully aware of its side-effcts and potential problems ). Once the correct plan is set, the meds can continue to be supplied by the GP.
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