During the summer and autumn of 2004 I tried a number of things suggested by my doctor. The first was a low dose of antidepressants called Fluoxetine to improve my mood, but after only a week on these tablets I had to stop taking them due to their side effects. I then tried counselling sessions, one session a week for 3 weeks; at the end of which I had the impression that the person I was seeing felt I had some real physical ailment and not a psychological problem. My doctor then put me on another antidepressant called Citalopram which improved my mood but made me even more tired so after a couple of months I stopped taking this medication.
Another six months slips by with only a consultation with another specialist regarding my ongoing sinus congestion and Tinnitus, which resulted in nothing new being found or suggested.
I realise that my own doctor had run out of suggestions and that no one else appeared to be going to help me, so I had better try and help myself as I was not willing to remain as I was, as part of me still wanted to do more with my life and not just sleep it away.