Hello I am sorry my computer froze. You said your mother is seeing a GP, yet she is uffering from depression and sever anxiety. I would suggest that you have her seen by a psychiatrist who is the mosyt adept with psychotopic drugs. Dhe should not have to tough it out unless rhere is some overrinding reason. Psychiatrist often use benzodiapines (antianxiety pills) for a short time to cover the anxiety caused by the antidepressant, or consider another antidepressant with less side effects.
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Hello, the antidepressant meds also have an anti anxiety effect so taht might be the reason that they are being prescribed. Hashimoto's dideade is a thyroid disorder and the medication for anxiety might be adding to her anxiety. I still believe if she has anxiety due to a medical disease or another reason, the proper person to prescribe because he/she is more familiar is a psychiatrist. Many physician prescribe psych meds, but usually after the regimen is established by a psychiatrist who specializes silely is psyc meds not all available meds. Is her Hashimoto's disease being treated by an encocrinologist, it usually is.
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