I have put on a considerable amount of weight and have no motivation, whilst taking a different anti-depressent. Before depression took over my life I could barely sit still, always busy, did lots of physical activity including multisport and ironman. Now I cant motivate myself to even go for a walk! My specialist has recommended I start Selegiline to help stimulate my motivation. Having read some 'user' comments, it doesn't seem to have physically motivated or energized anyone. Can selegiline help me? I believe that my weight gain and lack of motivation, when I think of how I used to be, is fuelling my depression.
I would like to get this straight, you were on sertraline and now he orderd selegiline, am I correct? If that is the case, I'd say if he's treating depression with a parkinson's med, he needs to study up on treating depression. Yes its an mao inhibitor, however, its only indication is parkinson's. It has alot of side effects I'd prefer to avoid if I was just treating depression. There are several new anti depressents to try. The depression is what's causing your lack of motivation. My suggestion would be find a dr who knows what he's doing with depression.
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