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Medication Ulcerative Colitis

How I manage my Ulcerative Colitis

Things I do to manage my Ulcerative Colitis which is Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): I have my Colitis ‘kit’ which I take out with me (spare underpants, baby wipes and couple of nappy sacks, in case of any accidents) Take my medication regularly Use the enema when I have an attack Try and drink lots […]

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Anxiety Medication Therapy

Primary & Secondary care

Following a recent visit to the GP, I think I have a slightly better understanding of how care operates in the NHS, UK Initially a patient approaches their Doctor, our General Practitioner (GP) when we feel unwell. The GP can prescribe certain medication for mental health illness, including Citalopram which was prescribed to me initially […]

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Anxiety Medication

SSRI’s & SNRI’s

Medication for Anxiety & Depression seems to fall into 2 groups: Selective Serotonin Reuptake inhibitors (SSRI’s) Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRI’s) SSRI’s include Citalopram and are supposed to increase the level of serotonin in the brain which lifts mood, as people who are depressed produce less serotonin which is a neurotransmitter, that is it carries […]

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Anxiety Medication

My Medication

My Medication for anxiety and depression is considered below, click on the image for more information from NHS UK about the drug Citalopram was initially prescribed and my dose was slowly increased to 40 mg per day. My health got worse, whether this was eased or exacerbated by the Citalopram is unknown, this prescription was […]

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Anxiety Medication Therapy

Treatment for Anxiety & Depression

The general principle of treatment seems to be that medication will help you on the road to recovery whilst therapy and/or time will actually enable the recovery; well this is the case for anxiety and depression so they say. I am told to use the analogy of a broken leg, the medication is the plaster […]