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Why am I so irritable?

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Why am I so irritable?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
Thank you for this question

I'm very sorry you are feeling this way

Can I gather some more information so I can give you the best answer?

1)how long have you had this?

2)did you start any medicine around this time?

3)Do you take any meds and if so what?

4)Are you depressed?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Time scale:Since my daughter took up with her new chap . Am on bloodpressure tabs (Ramipril, 10 mg , aspirin but been so since 2006 following TIA.


 


Guess I am depressed

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
Have you had any tests done to make sure there is nothing metabolically wrong?


Thyroid?


Anemia?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I'll contact my GP and suggest thyroid, anaemia tests

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
Thanks Helen.

I think that is a great idea.

That would be a great place to start.

If there is nothing physically wrong then consider treatment for depression.

Depression is a common cause of irritability.

I would suggest an SSRI (serotonin drug) like paxil or zoloft as a first line. Counseling can help as well

I hope this helps. If not, please ask more questions.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
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