Our expert says:
Sounds like you've been told you ghave a problem with Serotonin levels ? Presumably you have been experiencing Depression ? Generally, one does not need multiple antidepressants --- one good one is usuall enough. Hormones like those in The Pill can cause weight gain, and can also interfere with mood, and could complicate a depression or its treatment. I'd suggest you ask your GP to refer you to a proper specialist psychiatrist for a full assessment and second opinion, to check your diagnosis and the best mode of treating it. And you can ask the shrink about the availability locally of CBT counselling, which is highly effective at treating depression, and really doesnt cause weight gain !
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