I think that most of you will have already guessed what the prognosis would be regarding my visit to the doctor’s. Depression. So I am back taking anti-depressants, although this time not the same ones as I used to take before. I am now taking Citalopram 20 mg, whereas previously I was taking Amitriptyline tablets. Apparently these are considered ‘old’ anti-depressants and have negative effects on the heart which is why I was informed after my heart attack that I could no longer take them.
She also prescribed me some E45 cream for my horrid itchy eczema and a large tub of Aqueous cream for the shower. She is a luvvy. She spent a good 10 minutes talking to me, took the time to explain the reason why following a heart attack the older types of anti-depressants are considered to be not suitable, and even printed me out a leaflet about these new ones that she has prescribed because as per usual I couldn’t make up my mind whether or not to ‘soldier on’ without taking any, or take them.
She also warned me that I won’t feel any benefit for about a fortnight. So. Another pill to pop. Have rung K (she had rung me but I must have been down at the Doc’s) and told her how I went on. She doesn’t seem to like any of the bedrooms at her respite care home. Remember last time when she spent the first few days ‘bedroom hopping’ for one reason or another? Well the one that she is in now is also not to here liking. Apparently she can’t get to sleep because of ‘banging pipes’ keeping her awake. So she will no doubt be pestering the staff to move her to another bedroom!
Took my camera down with me (don’t quite know why) and took some pictures on my journey down to the doctors. It was bitterly cold and I have tried vainly to capture that. Then once I had got my prescriptions, I ventured into our local Wilkinson’s to take their many different and varied decorations and other Christmas things, followed by the usual pictures of all the Christmas buns and goodies in our local bakery shops. Looks like Black and gold is the new colour this year for all your Christmas tree decorations as there were lots of it about on the shelves. Pictures are below in my photos.
TG Take care and keep warm!