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Constant fatigue and depression

Patient: I am 32. After several years, I stopped taking fluoxetine and the doctor has put me on Vitamin D2 (5oooiu). B6, B12, B1 as well as thyroxine, folic acid and metformin.I feel tired all the time, my joints hurt, I can barely do weights at the gym out of lethargy. Is this something to do with the vitamins?

 

 

Symptoms: Tiredness, sadness, painful joints

 

 

Doctor: Hello,Thanks for your question on “Ask The Doctor”.I understand your situation and concern about your healthYou r symptoms are suggestive of relapse of depression.Stopping of fluoxetine which you used to take might have caused the relapse.You are advised to consult a psychiatrist.You may discuss with a doctor for changing the drug with another molecule.You may require taking treatment for a longer period, but you will definitely improve.Wish you a good health!

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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