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18 Sep 2008

Dont know whats wrong
im 24 yearsof age and im a rather fit and active person. i was diagnosed with depression and was put on cipralex i was on for 3 months and went off. i felt great. it was about 2 weeks later i started getting migrains, i wake up with 1 and go to bed with 1. ive been to see my doctor and he said i have to go on the cipralex again and i must stay away from sugar, bread, and dairy ive done that but still have these headachs and ive gained almost 6kg in a month thats crazy. my headachs have really got bad ive been for a massage,been to see the chyropractor,phyisio,biokenetisist and its just not going away. its got so bad now i feel dizzy, weak, faint, i get hot flushes, i sweat and ill do somthing and 5-10 minutes later i dont remember doing it. i honestly feel like im about to go off my head.
please if there is anything you or anybody can do to help id be very greatful
my moods change with no warning and its just not like me
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01 Jan 0001

Lord knows why so many doctors insist on using Cipralex rather than the many many other cheaper and equally effective antidepressants ! The Ads vary in how they affect different people.
If you used to eat sugar, bread and dairy without any of these headaches, there's no reason why they would cause headaches now, all of a sudden. If you are getting unpleasant side-effects on one AD like Cipralex, ( and headaches are a well-recognized side-effect of Cipralex ) then another AD should be tried instead. There is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING magic about Cipralex to suggest you should stick with it rather than an alternative AD which might suit you much better. If your doc for some mysterious reason insists on only this one drug, rather see another doc for a second opinion
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