Well stressed this evening. My youngest daughter is 31 and has hashis. She was diagnosed 6-7 years ago and is on 200mcg (I think) of levo, and also (possibly) citalopram. Sorry if this is a bit vague but she has lived in London for a few years now. I found out about the citalopram by accident and she does not know that I am aware of this.
Anyway my oldest daughter had a phone call yesterday from one of her sisters friends saying how worried they are about her, because she is really unhappy, and has started to harm herself. Apparently she was seeing a councillor last year but she did not know if she had continued. It seems likely that it was too expensive. She is also drinking a lot. When we see her she always says she is fine. She is a very private person.
I have decided to fake a blood test request at the doctors (she is still registered at the family doctor) and plan to persuade her to go.
I do not know much about antidepressants, should citilopram be taken with levo - I suspect she takes them all at once!
Any other advice what to do next would be appreciated as we are all rather shaken. I have been very stressed out about my Mum who has Alzheimer's and has deteriorated rapidly this last few months, so I have not been well either. I know very little about depression but know how bad I have felt in the past when under medicated. I should be seeing her next weekend.
Thanks for reading my long post.