Advanced search

Mumsnet has not checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. If you need help urgently, see our mental health web guide which can point you to expert advice.

Advice please!

(2 Posts)
Lagirafe Mon 20-Jun-16 11:31:08

Can anyone offer any advice as I am struggling with life in general at the moment though I am keeping it all together just

I went through a very traumatic and stressful year 2014/2015 and I think I had some kind of breakdown in 2015 but thought I had recovered and was genuinely feeling well and full of energy Oct 15 until about Feb this year. Things seem to be going downhill again now.

I already take 10mg citalopram daily which is down from 20mg as they wiped me out. I am a lone parent to 4 (1,3,5 and 8) so need to be alert.

I am trying to push myself to do things / leave the house and I do feel better when I do. I had been going to the gym 3/4 times a week but I just can't do it anymore. Feeling very angry / disappointed with myself!

These are my symptoms

Constant anxiety

Thoughts of failure

Always worrying about the worst possible outcome

Insomnia at night (racing thoughts) extreme fatigue during the day

Anxious about leaving the house and when I am out (eg I have to do school run) I am anxious to get home as soon as possible

Inability to make simple decisions
Constant cleaning / rearranging of the house. Can't bear clutter to the point of binning everything.

Very anxious around strangers, don't like talking on the phone, answering the front door.

Often quite tearful.

Can't think of any more for now but I have made a phone appointment with my GP to review my medication.

AnxietySertraline Mon 20-Jun-16 11:53:24


Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now