Low mood for nearly two months

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Hi everyone,

I've been having really low mood (hesitant to call it depression) and anxiety for nearly two months now. It came on quite suddenly, I feel like I woke up one day and felt a 'cloud' over me, I cry at lunch, desk, on the tube and so on. It comes over me like a wave for no apparent reason, and I can't control it like I normally would be able to if I was upset.

My doctor recommended antidepressants, but my Mum pushed for blood tests. Results were Vit D- 23 and Iron- 19. I have been on supplements Iron and Vit D (20,000) for two weeks now. I saw improvements straight away but then came crashing back down to crying at work, feeling extreme anxiety and so on.

Could this be causing such extreme low mood and anxiety? It is affecting my day-to-day life, productivity at work (my boss has noticed and I am working from home now and then) and my close friends/family are really worried about my mental health.

Just looking for some insight here. Has anyone else experienced anything similar? Thanks in advance.

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    I also felt like that 21 weeks ago, as soon as I got the low mood and had no interest in anything I went to see a Doctor, I was put on fluoxetine 20m and later increased dose to 40, when I started the tablets I had every side effect possible, I couldnt eat sleep or do anything, I lost 3 stone in weight, it was like being in a black hole and trying to dig myself out, it took a long time but I am back to feeling my self again, it was worth all the pain to get back to feeling normal.

    Go to your Doctor explain how you are feeling, I am sure with the symptoms you are describing he would suggest fluoxetine or something similar, I sobbed my heart out when I got to seeing my GP, and you probably will feel worst before you get better, its a long road to recovery, but worth it in the end.

    But you will get better when on the meds.

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    yes it was vitamin D lack

    off for me

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      yeah it will get better but dont feel like your alone plenty of people are experiencing it too and if you ever need someone to reassure you drop me a message any time glad i could put your mind at ease

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      low vita D actually means lack of sun so you must not live in a sunny place as i live in the UK we hardly get any sun but once you have taken all your tablets dont feel like your okay because your feeling okay its iust a temporary solution your VIT D will go low again but to prevent this do what i did go to holland and barretts and buy immunance VIT tablets there 9 pound but they work a treat

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      Yes i am in the UK too, and am vegetarian which apparently contributes to it. I have taken fwo weeks of 20,000 vit D and am now moving onto ones similar to those you mentioned which are 1000. i have follow up blood tests next week and in a few months so hopefully those will show improvements. Thanks again for your advice!

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      seems like your doing everything right i know how you feel as i felt the same with the effects its not nice but once i had the blood test i was just glad it was only that it couldve been a lot worse.. keep up an you will improve and no problem!

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      well you can only get better once you go through the storm theres always a light at the tunnel no matter what your suffering you will always adapt or make things better

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    hi Tanya, i have read your post carefully. i think this: pharmaceutical companies make drugs to make money including antidepressants. stay away from citalopram and other antidepressants,i refuse to take any at all. if you separately have an issue with low vitamin d then you need to sort this out because it can lead to brittle bones, osteoporosis and other difficulties. this is due to low vit d, but low vitt d can cause problems with mood - low mood to be precise. i have only just discovered this as being coeliac causes problems with bones, bone density, brittle bones, bone pain, less of an ability to cope with basic issues etc. ask to see your doctor - mention mental health and the least you should get is an appointment down the phone. good luck you poor bugger....

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