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Think I'm tipping into PND territory, is it worth seeing GP yet?

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HarrietJones Mon 04-Apr-11 10:36:12

Im getting increasingly anxious about ordinary things. I also build up to an outburst ( usually at dh) then I feel better for a few days.

I hadADs with it in the past but I hated feeling so flat. I get bad PMTbut keep this under control by the pill. I'm waiting for another period before I start that & if it's hormonal that will help.

Is it worth seeing the GP if I don't want meds yet?

Kay098 Mon 04-Apr-11 12:23:07

have you tried Evening Primrose Oil?, if not try them they help immensely with my PMS (lovely skin,nails and hair too) but you need to take at least 3000mg if moodiness is bad.

HarrietJones Mon 04-Apr-11 15:03:48

Can you take with breast feeding?

Albrecht Tue 05-Apr-11 19:32:11

If you go to the gp they will most likely suggest ADs. But you can also ask about counselling - depending on your area, there may be specialist help available for pnd / anxiety. A perinatal or family mental health centre could be a lot of help if you have a local one but there will be a waiting list so the sooner you make yourself known the better.

If you have a nice gp it may just help to talk it through with someone to help you work out what is going on. Even if they prescribe you ADs you don't have to take them.

Do you feel the anxiety is out of control? Like you can see its not worth getting this upset over something but at the same time can't help getting really upset? Do you get some time to yourself each week to relax?

Hope you feel better soon.

HarrietJones Tue 05-Apr-11 20:56:18

YY to the second paragraph.

Dh is v good at rationalising me & he has been around until this week so it's stopped me getting too bad. Thus week I'm worse as he started his new job( only p/t but) it means I was on my own with the kids yesterday & today without being able to get out as my SPD is playing up.

I tried to see a counsellor a few years ago and after a struggle to get there she let me down on the 2nd appt so I panic at the thought of trying again.

There is a PND group at the CC but it's a bit awkward going to something like that as I deal with the CC professionally.

Albrecht Tue 05-Apr-11 21:14:36

Sorry to hear about the counsellor, that is poor. Maybe if they refer you to someone you could speak to them on the phone first, to build up your trust in them.

Also you should try to speak to the manage of the CC to check their policy on confidentiality with what is said in the group. I can understand it could be akward though. What about another CC if you really coudln't go to that one?

Its great that your dh is supportive. Mine does his best but sometimes just doesn't understand.

HarrietJones Tue 05-Apr-11 21:35:31

The problem with the CC is me ending up inthe sane group as my clients! Or potential clients. I cover a wide area for work so same problem at others.

domesticslattern Tue 05-Apr-11 21:47:17

Sorry to hear about this, especially about you being unable to get out because of the SPD. I found getting out of the house was absolutely essential in beating PND / anxiety. Do you have friends who can pop round to help? - time to ask them if they don't offer. (difficult I know).

Are you doing anything to tackle the SPD, eg seeing anyone? I honestly believe getting you mobile and out-and-about will help so much.

If you get on well with your HV, she might be able to advise on other groups or one-to-one counselling, or she might be someone to talk to-mine was a lifesaver!

HarrietJones Wed 06-Apr-11 07:19:00

I was seeing an osteo & Physio but had a fall at the weekend so it's set me back.

Only friend back at work now after mat leave & v busy so not even much in the way of texts

I'm going to baby group today if I can get a lift.think oneif thetriggers for me last week was it's threatened with closure & massage has stopped due to cuts

domesticslattern Wed 06-Apr-11 22:41:40

Hope you made it to baby group today and are able to meet some new folk there. Social isolation= not good.
Thinking of you. Let us know if we can help.

HarrietJones Thu 07-Apr-11 14:54:35

Made it, was usual people who aren't neccesarily going to be friends but can pass the time with & I did feel better for it.

Dh off today, sun is shining & been out all day so feel much better

Albrecht Thu 07-Apr-11 21:42:19

sounds nice smile

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