Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries
Have you been seen for this as yet?
Has any blood tests recently or in the past?
No. I havent seen a doctor for a long time. I'm always too busy hence contacting you on here.
I am pretty certain that with the symptoms that you are mentioning, that you are having anxiety.
All your symptoms that you mentioning can be part of anxiety.
I think that you need to be seen for thisl
Medications like citalopram or escitalopram will help.
Ok thanks. Is there anything I can do other or as well as taking medication that will help. As far as I can remember Ive always had problems with getting to sleep. My mind wont shut off which I suppose is related to anxiety again.
I think that another thing that you can do, which I advise my patients very often and is pretty effective, is that I would like that you should do some exercise half an hour before going to bed.
This will help tiring your body up a little and will most likely help you sleep a little better as far as I am concerned.
Counseling sessions with a psychologist will also help.
Great will try that . Also are these drugs u mention to be taken for a short period or will I be on then for ever.
It depends. Usually they are given for at least three to six months.
They can be stopped gradually after that if you are feeling great.
Ok Thank you Doctor. I'll make an appointment 2mrw. Thanks Again.
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One more thing. The exercise before going to bed. How vigorous should it be and for how long?