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    This is so damn stupid...... i'm totally stressing out now about what to say tomorrow.... Basically i've kinda formed a rapport with the doctor i've been seeing for ages about various things and tomorrow is 'random' walk-in service ... so i'll see whoever's on shift....
    They won't know my history and what i'm wanting .....
    Feel like such an idiot / failure / child almost for being like this..... just wanna go outside and scream

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    Ok let’s look at this from a different angle. Yes you have a report with one GP, but how many patients does he/she see? You really think they can remember specifics about each patient? No, they make notes, and those notes with be available to any other gp in the practice. Sometimes it’s easier talking to someone different cos you might not have to see them again so can say stuff that may not be as easy with someone familiar to you. All you can do is be honest. I get the nerves, I really do but you’ve got this. It’ll be alright.
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    Was largely probably an incoherent ramble at the doctors but i have a change in meds which, rightly or wrongly, i'm more prepared to deal with.

    Both doctor and pharmacist recommended to start with taking them in the evenings before bed for first week or so and see how i get on.

    Thanks for your help guys.... Luckily it was one of the doctors on duty today that i don't mind (some i really dislike)... so it was easier
    Guessing this is part of the anxiety side of how i am right now.... shouldn't be this wound up about something trivial.... but it feels like its getting worse and i'm slowly coping less and less... so i just needed to deal with this and see if these help even things out a bit

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    Well done for getting it sorted. What meds have they switched you to?
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    Well done for getting it sorted. What meds have they switched you to?
    20mg Citalopram.... i know they all are going to work differently with people ... but again - in my own damn head i 'feel' i wanted to try this on the basis of the research i've done and personal testimony from someone close who i trust.

    I'm just so exhausted of fighting and putting on a front for 90% of my life .... my main GP thinks that my high degree of headaches / stress are tied into the depression ....
    Everything is just wound up tight ... and nothing is fun anymore and i'm just beating myself down all the time

    Anything that breaks that cycle can't be worse than now

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    Not "nagging" really... Suzi's Avatar
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    Well done for going and talking to them. That's really positive. Hope that these are the ones for you.
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    Well done, hunni. That’s another step in the right direction
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    Couple side effects already -- kinda crazy how quick they come on...
    Hopefully they'll pass relatively soon

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    I had a nightmare with side effects from citalopram and it started within and hour of taking the first one. Hope it eases soon for you.
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    Not "nagging" really... Suzi's Avatar
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    Give it a couple of weeks and the side effects should ease.
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