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i am so depressed,

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i am so depressed, 

Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 2 years ago.

Dr. K. :

Hello, this is Dr K.. Answers are not medical advice and do not constitute a doctor/patient relationship. I look forward to helping you today.

Dr. K. :

Hi there. If you would like to post a question, I will be happy to try to help you.

Customer :

hi i feel so depressed

Customer :

r u there

Dr. K. :

I see that. Unfortunately this is not a counseling service. Its a question and answer service for medical questions.

Dr. K. :

If you have an actual question, I can answer it for you.

Dr. K. :

If you have thoughts of suicide at all, I can refer you to services in your area

Customer :

no i will go and see my doctor i wish you could help, how do u overcome depression

Dr. K. :

Do you have a GP

Customer :

yes

Dr. K. :

The first step in the UK is to talk to your GP

Dr. K. :

Medication can be very helpful for the first 3-6 months at least

Customer :

anti depressents dont work for me

Dr. K. :

It can get you functioning and feeling better so that you can work on what is bothering you.

Dr. K. :

You may not have been on the right one yet

Customer :

ive tried several

Dr. K. :

Your GP may sometimes offer counseling services or may refer you to someone else for counseling

Customer :

i am on lorazepam but it doesnt really help

Dr. K. :

You would then benefit from a referral to a psychiatrist

Dr. K. :

Thats a Dr that prescribes medication and is more knowlegable about all that is available.

Customer :

can i talk about how it started perhaps you could give me some advice

Dr. K. :

Lorazepam is not an antidepressant and all Its an antianxiety agent and can actually make things worse

Dr. K. :

sure

Customer :

a while ago my cat was stolen and i just went into a terrible sense of shock

Customer :

disbelieif

Dr. K. :

Aw, Im so sorry

Dr. K. :

What you really need is counseling to process what has happened and learn to heal

Customer :

i keep having nightmares i wonder if she is dead or alive all the time

Dr. K. :

Yes , its a grief process.

Dr. K. :

A good therapist can help you get through the process and begin to heal

Customer :

its making me ill

Customer :

do u think lorazepam can be a bad thing

Dr. K. :

If you have grief that is not treated, it will make you ill. This is something you need to discuss with your GP And yes, taking lorazepam long term is a bad thing.

Customer :

ok i will see my gp, i think u told me what i already knew i dont wish to be rude but i dont really want to pay as i need other help

Dr. K. :

Im sorry you feel that way as Ive spent a bit of time with you and its only a 7$ question. Good luck

Customer :

could you refund the 11 pounds

Customer :

just charge 7 $ then

Customer :

can u refund my monies, i will see my gp tomorrow

Customer :

do people kill cats can u answer me that

Customer :

this service is terrible i will ring tomorrow for my money back u didnt ask any quesstions about my feelings for my cat and i dont think you understood me atall

Customer :

i want my money back i needed to talk to a psychiatrist which i thought u were

Expert:  Dr. K. replied 2 years ago.
I cant really refund you anything. Thats all done at customer service. Im very sorry. Good luck.
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 2 years ago.
Im really sorry but you need to talk with customer service.

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