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Hi, I have suffered with depression all of my life, I suffer

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Hi,

I have suffered with depression all of my life, I suffer from severe anxiety and paranoia. I have recently got help for my depression and am on medication.

I was talking to my partner last night and explained to him that I am terrified every time I have a shower; as soon as I shut my eyes, I feel like someone is going to stab me and I have to hurry to open them again. I feel terrified.

I also live in a big house and anytime I am home alone day/night I run round the house because I think someone is watching me and is going to hurt me.

Could this be related to depression?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 3 years ago.

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what medicines are you taking for depression?

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Customer:

Hi, I'm on citalopram 20mg

Dr. P. Jyoti :

ok

Dr. P. Jyoti :

thats an antidepressant

Dr. P. Jyoti :

these symptoms that you are having are directly related to depression

Dr. P. Jyoti :

you are having anxiety disorder

Dr. P. Jyoti :

citalopram is good for depression

Dr. P. Jyoti :

not so good for anxiety

Dr. P. Jyoti :

since you are suffering from this you should see your psychiatrist again

Customer:

I feel like I am going mad

Customer:

I don't have a psychiatrist

Dr. P. Jyoti :

your doctor can add another antianxiety or he may increase the dose of citalopram

Dr. P. Jyoti :

who has prescribed the citalopram, is it your regular doctor?

Customer:

yes. My partner is worried that if I tell the doctor these symptoms that they will tell social services and stop me seeing my baby girl?

Dr. P. Jyoti :

no not at all

Dr. P. Jyoti :

dont worry about that at all

Dr. P. Jyoti :

why would they stop your visiting rights for this?

Dr. P. Jyoti :

depression, anxiety, etc are all normal medical problems

Dr. P. Jyoti :

mental health problems are just as normal as other physical health problems

Dr. P. Jyoti :

i would advise you to consult your GP and try for a reference to a psychiatrist

Customer:

That's what I thought but he worries. So I should just go back and tell them that I wan't different medication?

Dr. P. Jyoti :

otherwise discuss this with your GP itself

Customer:

Thank you

Dr. P. Jyoti :

yes thats right

Customer:

I will call them today

Dr. P. Jyoti :

tell your GP you would like different medicines or change in dose

Dr. P. Jyoti :

as you are still suffereing

Dr. P. Jyoti :

this will help you get over your problems

Dr. P. Jyoti :

take care

Dr. P. Jyoti :

wish you good health

Customer:

It's really bad, it's like i've forgotten who I am

Customer:

Thanks Dr

Dr. P. Jyoti :

Hope this shows you the way forward - wish you good health and a quick recovery.


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