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Depression*vent ♡kj♡ 2 kids; Tennessee 244 posts
17th Aug

There has been a lot going on in my life lately and a lot I have been dealing with for a while. I decided to go to a doctor because I could feel myself getting more and more depressed. I explained to her how I felt and she asked if I thought I would benefit from a medication. I told her, yes. I feel like I do need a medicine and I felt like I could greatly benefit. - Instead of giving me any type of medication she told me to come back in a month and if it had not passed, she would consider prescribing one. - I have been battling with this for three to four years now. It isn't getting any better. I do not understand the point in her bringing up prescription medicine then telling me I had to wait another month before trying anything. I am not in a good state of mind at this point. I feel like I am in a very dark place right now. Waiting a month will not do me any good, if anything - it will only get worse.



I just feel so low. - Should I try another doctor?

LA REINA™ Chicago, IL, United States 15863 posts
17th Aug

Yes, get a second opinion.

user banned 1 child; :), :), United States 5380 posts
17th Aug

I recommend going to talk with a therapist, hopefully one that has a psychiatrist in office.

melindapple 1 child; Michigan 5420 posts
17th Aug

Try another doctor, seek counseling, try to find some type of outlet for your emotions. Also this may sound crazy, but a diet change can help with depression as well. I was dealing with depression, but didn't want to take medication. I changed my diet, and I haven't had any problems since. Good luck, hope you get feeling better.

Trey&Genesis'momma 4 kids; 4 angel babies; Somewhere, IN, United States 4293 posts
17th Aug

If you feel like you're in a very dark place right now, I would definitely get a second opinion. If this is a regular dr, you need to see a therapist/counselor. They are the ones who can accurately diagnose depression and how severe it is. Also, at my counselor's office they have a 24/7 hotline I can call at any time and if I ever felt like I was going to harm myself, they would get me the help I needed. Ideally, hospitalization isn't the best but if you truly feel you need to be medicated and the dr won't do anything and you're afraid of harming yourself, I would get the help immediately. <3 Hugs. Hang in there. I know how frustrating it can be and lonely it is when you're depressed. You can PM me if you need to talk.

♡kj♡ 2 kids; Tennessee 244 posts
17th Aug
Quoting melindapple:" Try another doctor, seek counseling, try to find some type of outlet for your emotions. Also this may ... [snip!] ... want to take medication. I changed my diet, and I haven't had any problems since. Good luck, hope you get feeling better. "

What kind of diet do you do?

The Great Deku Tree 1 child; Kokiri Forest, IN, United States 4125 posts
17th Aug

Get a second opinion, or at the very least call back and ask her to refer you to a therapist or psychologist.

iSMiLeMaKe 1 child; West Palm Beach, Florida 316 posts
18th Aug

Honestly, it sounds to me like she's trying to make sure you aren't just trying to get drugs from her. Not calling you an addict or anything but its an attempt at losing the ones that go for the drugs.