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I am a 65 year old male, Five years ago I was diagnosed with mild type 2 diabetes, and prescribed 2 x 500mg Metformin and 1X40mg Simvastatin a day.
Since then my general mental sharpness has slowly declined, I had increasing lethargy and tiredness, poor memory, and my moods have become very morose and cynical. I put this down to the diabetes and ageing generally. However, a year or so ago a new doctor noticed I was also on Naproxen for an arthritic knee, and put me on 15mg of Lansaprozole a day to 'protect my stomach' from the Naproxin (though I had had no stomach problems) Lately I have begun to lose interest in things which have always interested me, and get little enjoyment from life. It has also made me aggressive at times and led to some poor decisions. This has recently got to the point where I am on the verge of a nervous breakdown, and I have even contemplated suicide. All of this is very different to the 'old me'. I have general good health, and though I have the average range of things to worry about, looked at objectively, to me they seem insurmountable now.
I had a crisis recently and went to my GP who diagnosed depression. He has changed my statin, and put me on antidepressants and therapy with the local mental health team. He did not alter the Landsoprazole, though I have stopped taking it anyway.
I have no previous mental health problems and no family history of it. I know that that Simvastatin has been reported as causing depression in some people. I am not saying it has been solely responsible, but maybe as a contributor in y case. The question is, will Landsoprazole have added to the depressive effect? Has anyone else noticed depressive effects of Landsoprazole?
How typical is this? How long will it take me to recover? Any advice?
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