Is taking a mild anti depressant without consulting a doctor fine?
No. Always ask your doctor about medications. Especially if you are so unsure as to ask people online about taking it. You could have a condition that would throw off your system much like my partner and my mother. They respond strangely to medication while my sister is allergic to some meds. Always play it safe.
Your use of prescriptive anti depressants should be evaluated by a physician. SSRI's are not considered mild, all have side effects, and nothing to venture into lightly.
The list of natural anti depressants are extensive, and a better option. With fewer side effects. To name a few: St. John's Wort, Tryptophan, omega 3 fatty acids, b complex, and a better diet are also options. A complete physical, to rule out any vitamin deficiencies, as well as hormonal imbalances, are always your first line of defense. If it is SAD, light therapy, and omegas are very effective.
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I am not a physician, but these other options are available. Evaluation of your current condition is warranted, then upon that conclusion, you will know which steps to take. Good Luck, and I hope you find your answer through a holistic approach.
No, it's very risky. Many anti-depressants can produce very serious side effects. Be sure to consult a doctor before trying anything new.
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