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At what point do you say I can't do this anymore

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MisterT373 Sun 09-Oct-16 12:58:08

I've done back into depression following a relationship break-up which has hit me quite hard. The relationship hit a rocky patch about 10 weeks ago and then ended 7 weeks ago. Ive been on citalopram for 4 weeks and just got switched to Ecitalopram which I started last night. I'm also going to counselling. I've been going to work and being pretty ineffective bit getting away with it but this is about to change with a couple of big projects starting. House keeping has gone to hell and I feed myself with microwave meals and all I want to do is stay in bed which is what happens most Sundays.

My friends tell me it takes time and nothing will change unless I want it to and I accept that but can't move out of the slump.

At what point can I just say 'i can't do this anymore ' and just stop the world for a while. I just want to hibernate and wake up and forget about everything.

AnxiousCarer Mon 10-Oct-16 11:02:57

Hi, I know that feeling, its a horrible place to be. You're doing all the right things and its early days in terms of antidepressants. Keep going, this will pass. Can you discuss your depression with your boss, they should offer support to help you continue in work rather than going off sick. Occupational health may be able to offer support too. Keep going one day at a time, and if you do need time off speak to your GP about a sick note. You can do this.

Elbi Mon 10-Oct-16 11:14:24

Oh poor you, I know that feeling. If you need to take some time to get better, depression is just as valid as any other illness. I second speaking to your GP. That's where I went when I reached my 'can't do this anymore' point and luckily the doctor I saw was very sympathetic and helpful - it was the start of my recovery.

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