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Worsening anxiety and depression, feel cold and clammy followed by hot flushes, dizziness, jelly feeling in legs. More serious?

I have recently been to the doctor, and diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety. This was around a month ago now. I have had up and down days, but more recently, as in the last couple of days, I have been getting worse, and feeling worse.

Most of the time, I am cold and clammy. Then, I will get hot flushes and a dizzy, light-headed feeling, and like my legs are made of jelly. I'm also sweating a lot, and very fatigued; I can not concentrate on even the most basic tasks anymore.

My question is this; is this just my depression and anxiety getting slightly worse, or should I go and see my doctor in case it is anything more serious? And if it is anything more serious, can you suggest what it may be? I really don't want to bother my doctor if I don't need to, as I do spend a lot of time in her office!
Asked On : Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

You seem to have an exacerbation of your anxiety symptoms. However, there may be other reasons you are going through these symptoms. One of the other reasons that you might be having these symptoms is because you might be going through perimenopausal symptoms. You might want to increase the dose of your medication but make sure you are following the instructions of your doctor. Using yoga, pranayama and regular exercise may also be helpful to relieve your anxiety. Contacting your social services department may also be of help.

I hope this helped with your question. Take care and have a lovely day !
Answered: Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Nehal Shah's  Response
thanks for using health care magic.
I have gone through your available history.
your current symptoms may be because of one out of the following.
1- worsening of anxiety which is the most likely diagnosis.
2 - If you are on drugs, particularly on Selective serotonin inhibitors, than sometimes it may cause these symptoms.
3- very very rare physical cause but i must assume your doctor has ruled out.
I think you should consult the doctor again for your symptoms.
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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