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I’ve been suffering with depression since my mid-twenties, on and off. I’m now 40 years old. I’ve just been diagnosed with ADD at The Maudsley Hospital and was told I should take Ritalin.
Due to having to wait around 6 weeks for the mental health arm to get a report to my doctor and a prescriptions, I paid to see a private psychiatrist yesterday.
As I’ve bene suffering with moderate depression since last October. Getting very bad during the winter months.
The doctor suggested going on Brintelix, as I’m quite dubious about Ritalin, because of the highs and the lows. Brintellix is mean’t to be good for cognitive function too.
Anyway, I wanted a log/diary on my journey with starting the Brintelix and give hope (fingers crossed) to those looking to start.
I was given 5mg and 10mg. The doctor said for the first few days, start off on 2.5 mg and then increase.
So I took my first 2.5mg today and will do tomorrow and increase to 5mg the day after.
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