Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

163 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

How to cure chronic depression?

Sir,Male, Age31 , I have been advised to take flunil 20 mg and beta cap 5years back to overcome long time depression , nervous, tension and break less thinking.and head ache. Once I started taking dose I over come with only fifty percent of above problems. am still taking the medicine weekly twice but ther is not much advantage. still I am suffering from tension, laziness. head ache. repeated thinking of same things because of this I had changed my job, location but still I can't concentrate on any thing .I had consulted doctors several times but they advised me to take same medicine. I think I should consult good neurologist to know what is happening/happened in my mind nervous system. kindly advise
Fri, 28 Nov 2014
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Medical Topics ,  
Psychiatrist 's  Response
Hello thanks for asking from HCM

You are talking Fluoxetine 20 mg and Propranol for depression since last 5 years. The symptoms of nervousness, tension, racing thoughts, headache improved about 50% but still you have symptoms like laziness, headache, repeated thinking or probably obsessive things. This has caused change in job and you are not able to concentrate on anything. As per my opinion you should visit a psychiatrist. Excessive repeated thinking could be due to obsessive ruminations and it need treatment. Usually for treatment high doses of SSRIs are used. You are taking 20 mg of Fluoxetine and which as per my opinion is not sufficient. I usually prescribed fluoxetine to 40-80 mg doses in my patients of such symptoms. You can consult for dose adjustments. There is nothing wrong in brain it is a psychiatric disorder and you will improve with medicines.

Thanks
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

hi........................ this is regarding my mother she is 58 yrs old having diabety since last 6 yrs she is on insukin from last 3 yrs.inthe starting sugar levels were high now its ups and downs up in the morning and down in the evening.its related with depression she is having total control on diet.she is cronic patient of depression

doctor1 MD

My son aged 23years is suffering from depression is under treatement by a psychatrist since 3years was on zosert for about 2 years and on clifronil for another one year .he was an engineering student he is unable to study now . he is not getting cured . instead he developed acute side effects of the medicne. now we are giving him ayurvedic medicne . the side effects are gone now . but his depression is not cured. I need your suggetion as to where I have approche to get him treated and get cured.

doctor1 MD

Hi, I m 22 years old and I ve been dealing with depression for a few years now. At first I thought it would pass, but this wasn t the case. I also have lots of anxiety - most days I don t leave my room. I ve taken recreational drugs to help cope, but it s no cure. I m not sure what to do now or what kind of help I can ask for. I depend on my mom & her boyfriend to survive which just adds stress to the whole situation, but I can t deal with working in public. Sometimes I have suicidal thoughts but I don t think I d ever go through with it, for my family sake. I ve tried talking to my friends but that has just proven futile, and I ve come to realize these people were not my friends. Any suggestions?

Recent questions on  Acetylcholinesterase

doctor1 MD

I have sever high blood pressure problems and my ankels started tio swell very bad and also my legs ache. I take Lozol XL ahd hydralazine and lisinpril. I am not under doctors care because I just moved to Atlanta and now I don t have any insurance so it has been very tough

doctor1 MD

A man comes into a clinic complaining of muscle spasms that interfere with his breathing and movement. A blood test shows he has become contaminated with a pesticide that acts as an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. How do you explain to this man what is happening to him?

doctor1 MD

Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here..my daughter , she is 12 years old has eye ache since this afternoon she said and also has a mild fever i think.she said she feels cold , her feet is very cold and forhead hot.

doctor1 MD

Hi I ve been on imuran tabs 2 per day for the last 3 months for crohns For the last few weeks I ve been getting a lot of aches in my boners, different parts of the body I m wondering if its a side effect to the imuran I have had 2 blood test since I ve been on the medication & they were both normal & other then joint & body ache my bowels have been better

doctor1 MD

hello Doctor, is there any treatment or any new developments to arrest or improve the condition of an FTD(Fronto Temporal Dementia ) patient? Are there any liquid alternate supplements for Prodep and Neurobian Forte? thank you, XXXX

doctor1 MD

My father is suffering from Dementia, will stem cell theraphy helps for cure. Also , suggest some specialist for consulting.

doctor1 MD

is there any treatment, cure for alzheimer anywhere globally???