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How to get rid of forgetfulness, lack of focus, and suicidal thoughts?


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Published At July 13, 2023
Reviewed AtFebruary 16, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a 30-year-old female who does not know how to express her pain. I think I need medications as I tend to forget things. I am stressed and tense. I cannot remember the names, faces of people, and number plates. I forget even the names of my family members and friends along with the relationship I have with them. It feels weird because my youngest sibling remembers them but I cannot even recall them on my brain. I have a headache and cannot sleep with the back of my head. I can only sleep on my side. I realized the need to consult a doctor as this has been taking place for quite a long time, almost 16 years. I cannot focus on anything I do. I cannot study and reach my expectations although I sit the whole day with books. I am not able to score high marks as I forget words and sentences. I forget what I had for lunch or breakfast. I am scared to go out as I do not know what my friends or colleagues would think about this. Nowadays I have suicidal thoughts in my mind. I tried meditation and exercise, but they did not work for me. I have lost hope. I am so depressed and annoyed about my failures. I took MRI as I have pain in my right shoulder. Currently, I am taking Thioact D 4 for a week. What should I do?

Kindly help.


We welcome you to icliniq family.

I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation.You may have a major depressive disorder. You have to follow a few lifestyle changes and take some medications.

I suggest you follow a few instructions mentioned below.

  1. You should do exercises or at least go for a walk daily for 30 to 45 minutes.

  2. You should meditate every day for 20 minutes. Just sit in one place in a comfortable position and try to concentrate on your normal breathing. Do not force yourself to stop your thoughts, just let it be. It will relax you.

  3. You should eat healthy home-cooked foods and avoid junk foods.

  4. You must drink enough water.

  5. You should spend quality time with your friends and family daily. If you are living away from your family, connect with them through video calls.

  6. You should spend time on creative hobbies like reading good books, writing journals, painting, drawing, and learning new skills, language, or musical instruments.

  7. You should get adequate seven to eight hours of sleep daily.

  8. You should avoid tobacco, alcohol, or any substance abuse.

    Live your life, do not just spend it. Be bold and confident. You should start taking tablet Escitalopram 10mg daily in the morning after breakfast and tablet Clonazepam 0.5mg at night.

    I suggest you undergo the following tests.

    1. CBC (complete blood count).
    2. RBS (random blood sugar).
    3. Thyroid profile.
    4. Vitamin B12.
    5. Vitamin D3.
    6. Kindly consult a specialist, talk to them, and take medications with their consent.

      I hope this has helped you.

      Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi
Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi


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