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Worried about taking depression medicine - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Depression
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
User :   Hi doctor how are you?
please i have problem in my live I'm man 26 years old I'm engineer i have problems with my family , since i was child 4 years i remember my father every-time i do anything wrong he said to my mom (leave him you know he is crazy) and this continue with days and i discovered my father has uncle he's his mother brother he was not stable and he stay in Madhouse long time until he died and also i have two cousins from my father side they have problems with them families therefore my parents Compare me with those 3 people( 2 cousins and my father uncle)and i Doubt my parent there is something they don't told me about it in my live i think they give me Medication for depression or something like that i remember i saw one of the Medication for depression in home and my mother directly said to me this for me for infection so doctor what i do about that i asked you to help me I'm really tired about this thing i don't have Confidence with them i want to leave home because this problem and i don't want to Oppress them may be its just Fantasies in my mind
i asked you if there is any way to prove if they give me Medication for depression or anything for crazy people like blood test or any test i can do it and I'll give you the result to check it and give me my case .
Doctor :   hello
User :   Hi
Doctor :   give me a min, let me read your query
User :   hi doctor how are you?
User :   ok
Doctor :   i am good thank you
Doctor :   well can you tell me the name of the medication you saw ?
User :   i dont remember but it was blue
Doctor :   how many times have you taken it ?
User :   but in that time i search it in google and its was for Medication for depression
User :   i dont know i think they give it to me without told me that
Doctor :   ok first of all let me tell you the facts
User :   ok
Doctor :   see the medications for depression are given CONTINUOUSLY for a minimum period of 3 weeks , then only they are effective
User :   oh
User :   and may be they continue give it for more 3 weeks
Doctor :   so if you are not taking them continuously then they are waste
User :   and you should know something
User :   and there most of doctors not like here in states
User :   and you know people there
Doctor :   and if you are functionally normal then that means you are not dependent on these medications
Doctor :   and you are completely fine
Doctor :   tell me more
User :   and any one can go to pharmacy and just buy whatever
User :   and tell me what is the side effects when any one take this tablet
Doctor :   you mean the anti depressants ?
User :   yeah
Doctor :   it depends on the duration you take them for
Doctor :   if its for a short period then they dont have any major side effects
User :   and for long time
Doctor :   for that we need the name of the medication
Doctor :   as there are many anti depressants and all work in different way and have different effects
User :   you know any one of them its light blue
Doctor :   it can be any
Doctor :   tell me whats bothering you now
User :   ok
Doctor :   so that we can talk about and help you
User :   Drowsiness
User :   Apathy
Doctor :   since how long?
User :   Lack of desire to do anything
User :   and also my erection
User :   most of time
Doctor :   did you went to any doctor for this ?
Doctor :   i will strongly suggest you that you should go to a physician where you will undergo a physical examination and it will help you to pinpoint the problem
User :   Pain in the joints
User :   no i dont went to any doctor
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   You require complete physical examination by adoctor
Doctor :   As your complaints suggest antidepressant overdose
User :   these thing i feel them you think its because the tablets
Doctor :   Yes
User :   you can give me the name of test i can do it
Doctor :   Can you specify the time of tablet consumption
User :   like blood test
Doctor :   Yes that will hel you
Doctor :   We generally do benzodiazipine levels in blood
Doctor :   * help
User :   its a test?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   where i should go to do it
Doctor :   In a nearby hospital
User :   is it expensive
Doctor :   No its a minor test
User :   ok
User :   and the result how i can know them
Doctor :   You can also have caffiene products when feeling more drowsy
Doctor :   Within a day the results are out
User :   and its a blood test right
Doctor :   Yes
User :   ok i'll do it and show you result
Doctor :   Ya sure
User :   how i can send it to you
Doctor :   Is there anything else ican help you with?
User :   and about my family what i can do with them
Doctor :   Plz do have beleif in your family
Doctor :   Start accepting that they do it for welbeing
User :   i do and i love them all
Doctor :   Make decisions after the blood test
User :   but they consider me like someone not stable
Doctor :   So dont start assuming things stay peacefull
User :   i do everyday with them but they dont lesten to me
Doctor :   Wait for the results
Doctor :   Ok
User :   they just say we dont do that
Doctor :   Ok
User :   ok i'll do the test and then decide
Doctor :   Ya that should help you
User :   when you talking with me know do you thing i'm not stable
Doctor :   No
User :   thank you
Doctor :   You more seem t be anxious about self thats it
User :   thats ggod for me
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   have a great day ahead
User :   you to
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   good night
Doctor :   good night
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