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I have been suffering with anxiety and depression

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hi I have been suffering with anxiety and depression for the last year basically i had a lot of problems growing up but never got support for them but in the last year I've been to hospital 6 times with severe chest pain I'd never been to hospital before but I fear death so much and I only sleep when I'm so tried I just fall to sleep so I stay up all night and lately I've been smoking a lot more cigarettes due to stress I have been to my doctor and he described anxiety medication but I haven't took them because I never have been on medication before i am 20 years old I don't drink or use drugs only smoke cigarettes the doctors in the hospital said I was healthy they did ecg test blood test and chest xray everytime I went to the hospital but I still can't believe I am healthy but they did recommend for me to see a psychiatrist my own doctor put me on a waiting list but he said it can take a long time ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

you should see a psychiatrist.

Dr. David :

and you should take the anxiety medications to help decrease your anxiety symptoms.

Dr. David :

if you don't start the anxiety medications, you will continue to suffer with excessive anxiety symptoms.

Dr. David :

hello?

JACUSTOMER-hf1xt1h8- :

ok and I smoke about 20 cigarettes a day and I eat takeouts most days do you think if i quit smoking and change my diet to more healthy food my fear of death will go away?

Dr. David :

you should quit smoking and you should eat healthier.

Dr. David :

but your anxiety symptoms will get get better until you start treatment for your anxiety with anxiety medications.

Dr. David :

and until you see a psychotherapist and learn anxiety lowering techniques

Dr. David :

also you should be exercising regularly.

Dr. David :

regular exercise can help lower anxiety somewhat.

Dr. David :

but your anxiety sound severe and you should be taking your anxiety medication.

Dr. David :

what medication is it called?

Dr. David :

what is the name of it?

JACUSTOMER-hf1xt1h8- :

it's called ciprager

Dr. David :

Ciprager is Citalopram and is an SSRI agent to help decrease your anxiety.

Dr. David :

you should start taking it once a day

Dr. David :

and in time your anxiety symptoms will get better.

Dr. David :

do you have any other questions for me?

JACUSTOMER-hf1xt1h8- :

ok great no I have no more questions thank you for your advice.

Dr. David :

you are welcome

Dr. David :

thanks.

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