I have today seen my doctor about noises in my head that I thought was tinnutis or some other ear problem. These noises are getting increasingly troublesome and stopping me sleeping, I wake up with a headache as the noise is so loud. Lots of hums, high pitched electrical noises and white noise in my head.. I am mid 40's , divorced and have 3 kids to take care of. I would say I have suffered depression during my life and recently I am extremely down , problems with teeth(also posting on dental board) and feel very lifeless about everything, no social life, runoff my feet with kids, work etc. So I went back to the doctor today about my ear noises and although I have an ENT appt booked, he says it sounds like depression with all the electrical noises in my head. I wouldn't argue that I am depressed but I have always resisted taking anything. I also drink quite alot which I'm sure doesn't help. anyway, he has prescribed me sone Citalopram (20mg) tablets and says to come back in 2 or 3 weeks to see if it is helping. I read the leaflet and nearly freaked out with all the side effects and when it said that you can't drink..........well, i nearly put them in the bin. But I know I can't cope with these noises and if it is the depression that 's doing it, then I should try. I don't know what to do...I'm scared really. Can anyone help? Anyone also had noises in their head that was caused by depression and would these tablets help?