Hi all, My doctor tells me I am suffering from anxiety but I'm not so sure, I think it might be depression. It has been going on for about 2 months now, every morning I wake up at about 4am (after having real trouble getting off to sleep) and then I lay there tossing and turning and with an awful feeling in the pit of my stomach that just won't go. This awful feeling lasts until about 4pm when I start to feel better and usually by the later evening I'm "back to normal" but then the whole thing starts up again the next morning. I've been to the doctor who first prescribed Citalopram, that made me feel awful so I stopped taking it. Next came Sertraline, I had a very bad reaction to that and almost ended up in hospital, next came Paroxetine but I haven't taken those yet as I'm too frightened because of what happened with the other tablets. I've started taking St John's Wort and I'm on day 6 but no difference yet - I know they take time to work and at least I'm not getting the awful side effects I did with the other tablets. I can't eat, the weight has fallen off me, I can't sleep, I have no emotions, I don't even feel thirsty. It's like I'm a shell. I'm so distressed by all this that I just don't know what to do with myself and I need help.
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