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<br>Suffering from Restless Body Syndrome, depression, sleeplessness, suicidal tendency. Suggestions?

hi Doc. I am suffering with RLS from last 5 years and from last few days with Restless Body Syndrome . few days before I consulted with Physchiatrist regarding depression and sleep less night problem and wrote Zoltafreshand Nexito ls. I can now sleep now but started to suffer with Restless Body Syndrome. and still suffering with depression. I dont want to talk to anyone. I want to live alone and sometimes thought of sucide comes in my mind. I also sometimes get so depressed that I want to leave everything and to go to some holyplace without carrying anything...pls suggest.
Asked On : Fri, 26 Oct 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

I understand that you are going through a difficult time. Anti-depressants usually take a few weeks to bring out their full therapeutic effect. In the initial few days, sometimes, side effects may be more prominent that the benefits. Most side effects are temporary and self-limiting. So, please be patient till your medication takes full effect. If your RLS is severe, then you can report this to your psychiatrist and discuss other treatment options.

Wish you all the best.

- Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Mon, 29 Oct 2012
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Psychiatrist Dr. Gourav Monga's  Response

welcome to health care magic

RLS can be caused by various factors like iron deficiency anaemia, caffeine, drugs like SSRIs. It frequently leads to insomnia.
Nexito contains escitalopram which is an antidepressant (SSRI) and zolfresh contains zolpidem for sleep disorder.
Your symptoms might be aggravated due to the use of nexito. Consult your psychiatrist for change of medication.
Avoid alcohol, smoking, caffeine etc. Correct any iron deficiency and you can also take drugs like ropirinole or pramipaxole.

Hope this helps

Good Luck

Answered: Sat, 27 Oct 2012
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