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I'm going to go to the GP on Monday and ask for help

(12 Posts)
maybethedayafter Sat 29-Oct-16 12:00:46

I know I need my anti depressants increased. I told DH a week ago that I need to go back to the GP but I couldn't face doing anything about it all week. I know I need to do it, I know it should be a basic, straightforward thing, but it feels like an enormous challenge. I'm going to psych myself up to do it all weekend and hopefully by Monday I'll be able to actually do it.

puglife15 Sat 29-Oct-16 13:04:57

I think you've done the hardest bit by recognising what it is you need. Could someone supportive go with you to the surgery?

I know the feeling about simple things being a massive challenge and seeming like too much. I've been needing to tidy my bedroom for months, but just can't face it. Ridiculous isn't it?!

teaandcakesagoodmummakes Sat 29-Oct-16 20:46:05

Hope it goes well, you will feel more positive once you've been smile

MissHooliesCardigan Sun 30-Oct-16 02:18:41

Good luck. My mental health completely turned around after my GP added a mood stabiliser and I've never looked back. Nothing is strsight forward when you're depressed flowers

maybethedayafter Sun 30-Oct-16 16:34:15

Thanks all. Still feeling pretty anxious about going. What do you mean by mood stabiliser MissHoolies? I'm breastfeeding so it means my options are somewhat limited but my baby has been okay with my current medication so I don't see there'd be a problem increasing it. I hope.

maybethedayafter Mon 31-Oct-16 06:27:51

I'm in one of those moments where I know what I need to do, what I want to do and what is the right thing to do and it's all the same thing which should make it easy but it seems like the hardest thing in the world. The thought of even getting dressed seems too mammoth a task.

BecauseIamaBear Mon 31-Oct-16 06:56:26


Know where you are comming from... Could you get hubby to make the appointment .. then the decision to act is done for you?

maybethedayafter Mon 31-Oct-16 07:06:49

I really just need to go along this morning - it's one of those sit and wait things. DH has had a lot of time off work the past couple of weeks so he can't really afford to go in late this morning.

maybethedayafter Mon 31-Oct-16 08:10:41

I made it! I'm sitting in the doctors waiting room.

GizmoFrisby Mon 31-Oct-16 08:12:31

Well done. Hope all goes ok flowers

PyjamaInducedApathy Mon 31-Oct-16 08:13:03

Well done!!!

maybethedayafter Mon 31-Oct-16 09:59:56

It's so bloody ridiculous that doing something so basic feels like such an enormous achievement. I've been to the GP, had my dose increased, got ng new prescription and walked for about half an hour (exercise being good for you and all that). These things are so basic and I used to do them without a second thought, the fact that this feels like an achievement is depressing in itself. This is why I'm posting on here, because what I really want to do is shout from the rooftops what I've done this morning but I know that in RL is get a lot of hmm whereas MN seems to be filled with lots of people who have been there and can relate to something so ordinary feeling so monumental. I am determined to get better and that is huge because for the past weeks/months I've been determined to stay feeling crap because I could see no alternative.

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