Feeling uptight.

(6 Posts)
audweb Mon 24-Jun-13 21:55:02

Meh - I'm currently on sertaline for my low mood/depression. My D is almost five months. But I've realised that how I'm feeling a lot is uptight/wound up - not quite anxious, but just feeling highly strung. It's really having an effect on my relationship (which is having its share of problems) and I want to nip it in the bud, as I am usually a laid back/easy going person - in fact one of my old work colleagues said that about me today.

How do I get rid? Any tips on how to deal with it? I'm so fed up of being this way.

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Mon 24-Jun-13 23:31:43

You should speak to your GP for sure. They might be able to adjust your medication and that will be sorted. I think you've done well to recognise this and that's half the battle. x

Susie888 Wed 26-Jun-13 16:35:20

Hi audweb, I feel the same a lot. It doesn't help when family etc make comments about me being edgy and highly strung - i mean when did just making comments

I guess I expect too much from my family though. I have never found my mum particularly supportive (she told me the other day I should not put on any weight... I had put on only a stone 1/2 in 30 ish weeks - plus I was pretty slim before). All they seem to do is make 'comments' on stuff like my weight or my mood or how 'easy' it was for them (being pregnant/having a baby) but never actually doing anything that might me feel less like that. I guess I should be used to it by now though, it's not a new occurrence, I just feel like I always have to 'play games' with my parents/family when it should be unconditional - I am working on letting go off this expectation as I guess it is unhelpful.

It could be your medication though so agree with GP comment. Personally I have not found ant-d's always that helpful as I like to feel like I am taking control of a situation and these have made me feel like I am not - just my opinion though, I don't think there is anything wrong with taking them and since I have been pregnant I have been really craving something to take the edge off my mood swings so might go down this route again. I too used to be laid back, I used to laugh and joke and just not be so sensitive, now I just feel so uptight and 'serious'/dull afraid of hurting others feelings and worried about laughing or joking even, it is ridic!

xx

Susie888 Wed 26-Jun-13 16:37:18

Also - if you are worried maybe think about the worse that could happen and how you could deal with it? that might put things into perspective and make you feel less wound up/more in control and hence get you back to your usual laid back self... although from my experience these things are often easier said than done I know!

audweb Thu 27-Jun-13 22:42:15

Thanks for replying. THings have gotten progressively worse over the past week so I'm going to have to go back to the GP and see what I can do/get to help me feel better.

Susie888 Fri 28-Jun-13 19:39:56

Ur being very brave, good luck at the GP and feel free to write more if you need it might help x

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