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What symptoms are you having at the moment?
How much iron did you take as an overdose?
I just feel really sick and tired and dizzy and cant sleep and it makes me feel sick to eat and I am just to and from the toilet, I took 27 210mg of ferrous fumerate and then I took vitamin pills with iron in about 120 over the counter
When was the last time you visited your doctor?
What did he/she say?
I went to accident and emergency the night it happened and they took a blood test and said the iron levels were high but sent me home this was 4 days ago
So you have not been to your doctor after that incident?
Do you have any other medical problems?Are you on any medications for anything currently?
I have arthritus in both my ankles where I had serious brakes and I currently take fluoxetine 40mg daily
Are you following up with a psychiatrist?
no I was discharged ages ago due to me refusing to see them
for how long are you on fluoxetine?
about 2 years.
what were your symptoms before you went on it and has there been any improvement with fluoxetine?
I just get mood swings and get so hopeless and anxious and then self harm at times and I hear and see things more at different times and I find it hard to go out due to lots of people talking
it is ok for some time and then really bad by no apparent trigger and then I just have to hope that I dont do something I regret but I am just worried as obviously its not good to have poo coming out of your mouth and it feels like my stomach is burning ?
How is your level of stress and anxiety currently?
Please let me know.
quite bad I just feel really nervous
I personally think that you need to closely follow up with a psychiatrist.
You really do need regular close follow up.
I do not think that the fluoxetine is doing its required job and you may require a change in medication.
Or an additional medication.
Most of the symptoms that you are mentioning currently may be related to anxiety although iron overdose is a possible cause of your symptoms, still but is a bit unlikely.
Even the vomiting that you mention can happen with severe anxiety.
Are you following me/
Ok I cant see a psychiatrist as I do not want to be judged and I feel like I cant go out as everyone will hurt me and cctv is watching me and I have to be on guard as I am on a mission
You certainly do need expert help.
All these are symptoms of severe anxiety and you MUST be seen ASAP for these symptoms.
I understand your reservations about going to a psychiatrist.
But you certainly need to be seen at least by your GP if not your psychiatrist.
I will make an appointment with my gp
Any more questions?
so do you think I have an anxiety disorder? As I honestly dont think its mental health problems
I am very sure its anxiety disorder. I understand that you do not feel that way. My wife has the exact same problem. Its sometimes difficult for one to accept it but trust me this is severe anxiety.
if it is what is the treatment
Treatment varies from one patient to another.
There is a long list of medications.
If one fails then we go and try another one.
Plus regular follow up and talk therapy is also very helpful.
talk therapy is also called as cognitive behavioral therapy.
CBT is very helpful indeed in addition to medications or even instead of medications.
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