I am 27 years old and am worried that I am slipping into some depression that I can't get out of. About 2 years ago, I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety and Panic disorder. I take Cipralex every day and have ativan for panic attacks. I have put on a lot of weight in the last few years and have been feeling extremely lethargic. I feel like it is getting worse to the point where I am having trouble regularly attending work and feel unable to perform regular tasks because it feels like they take too much energy.
I am really worried about losing my job and slipping further into this pattern, but I don't know what to do.
I desperately want to get to a healthy weight, but this too seems like to big an undertaking when I feel so "blah" all the time.
I do feel really low from time to time and have to fight hard to hide it from my friends and family.
I also have Colitis and GERD and am embarassed to attend my doctor for yet another problem... Help?
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.
The symptoms of fatigue that you are having can be due to a side effect of the medicine Cipralex( antidepressant). Fatigue and tiredness are side effects of this drug, which are found in approximately 6% of the population. The other cause can be worsening of the depression for which other modes of treatment and combinations of antidepressants may be needed. My sincere advice is to consult a psychiatrist and get it evaluated.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For an exact diagnosis, you are advised to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.
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