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Finally going to ask for help

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findingherfeet Fri 31-Jul-15 11:14:21

Drs appointment today and I feel sick at thought of actually having to say out loud everything that is going around my head.

I've had big problems with anxiety for years but I've always avoided meds as I'm to anxious to ask for or take them! I've been to gp a few times over last couple of years so have depression/anxiety on record and had a load of blood tests etc

Actually I'm better now than I have been for a long time but I want to be a better mum. I'm exhausted with worry. Now I have children I can't do the crazy obsessive stuff I used to but now I don't have an outlet or mechanism to calm myself down so I'm getting so stressed!

I'm terrified of taking anti-depressants but I think I need some help.

dontthinktwiceitsalright Fri 31-Jul-15 15:54:25

Are you me ?? grin I'm going to the gp on Monday to ask for some help .

Best of luck to you thanksbrew

mjmooseface Fri 31-Jul-15 17:50:51

Well done for making this step! I did it myself a few weeks ago. It's scary, isn't it?! I've been referred to the Community Mental Health Team but because I score high for depression and anxiety, I've been started on some anti-depressants. Like you, I really didn't want to ask for or take them, but I did it, and it's been really good so far.

How did it go with the Dr today?

findingherfeet Fri 31-Jul-15 19:28:31

Thank you both. I cried! I really didn't want to cry so was a bit embarrassed but the dr was very nice.

I managed in a garbled way to spell out the problem and I've been prescribed diazepam and sertraline and referred to some kind of counselling.

Feeling hopeful now rather than scared (even though I've googled all the potential awful side effects!) and at least try to see if this helps.

dontthinktwiceitsalright Fri 31-Jul-15 19:34:43

Good for you . Hope everything goes well and that they make you feel a bit better .

Stay away from Google !grin

ladylinda52 Sat 01-Aug-15 09:22:03

What don't said. Thou have done the hardest part in asking for, and finding, help. It may take some time, but things will get better. flowers

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