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Is this just depression or pnd?

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Bambamboo Thu 12-Jan-17 23:41:03

So I've suffered with depression for a long time, on medication for it and feel it's been fine, had a baby 1 year ago and I've just not been the same, my partner walked out on me and my 2 kids because of how I am, he doesn't get what mental Heath is like (never had it and doesn't no anyone with it) just tells me to get over it ect, anyway I love my children to death but in my head I'm just a mess always worring about everything, zero energy I'm sleeping all the time and never wake up refreshed can't even remember the last time I was refreshed and ready to go, hate feeling like this, feel like I'm hasserling the doctors all the time and they just don't get it, most of the time I come out with different pills and stop talking as can't be bothered to waste trying to get them to understand how I'm feeling, worried my kids will be taken away ect please help me as I don't no if this is just a low or I have pnd just don't no what else to try

UnbornMortificado Thu 12-Jan-17 23:45:06

You need proper support.

I have MH issues I know the fear of having your children took off you. Unless your abusing them if or serious neglect is happening it won't happen.

You need a MH referral. GP's cover everything loosely, a proper psychiatrist can help you more.

flowers it sucks.

Bambamboo Fri 13-Jan-17 16:40:22

Thanks Hun, I do everything for my kids but feels like I'm just a robot doing it on alto pilliot if u no what I mean x

UnbornMortificado Fri 13-Jan-17 19:32:56

It's like walking through treacle. I do understand it.

I get on great with anti-depressants but they don't suit everybody. Sometimes though it is about getting the right combination but the normal rule is they take three weeks to get in your system and for you to see an improvement.

Has your doctor ever mentioned counselling or CBT? I don't have any experience but a lot of people find it can really help.

You won't lose your DC depression is an illness and it can be treated. Would it be possible to see a different GP?

I can see your low but if it ever gets to the point your not coping there are options available to you.

UnbornMortificado Fri 13-Jan-17 19:37:00

It might give you some reassurance to know my MH has led to hospitalisation in the past. My children been removed has never been a possibility.

Bambamboo Fri 13-Jan-17 20:13:50

Yeah said about counselling, but I wouldn't no where to or what to say, what happened when u went hospital if u don't mind me asking, think my partner walking as made me think x

Pendrive Fri 13-Jan-17 20:22:42

Sorry to hear you are feeling like this. Have you tried increasing the amount of exercise you do? Not easy I know especially with your dh out of the picture and it is obviously hard to get motivated when you are feeling like you do. But if you do have anyone to babysit I think the evidence shows it can be really helpful for depression. Might be worth a try. Hope you get some good support soon.

UnbornMortificado Fri 13-Jan-17 21:04:41

I had all my medication swapped over and was supervised while they did it. Both DD's just went to my mams (last stay was 9 days. Hospitals an extreme option, I have bi-polar do medication changes are a bit of a carry on.

If you really feel that desperate you can ask your GP to refer you to the local MH team. They have doctor and support workers who deal specifically with mental health. You would get a lot more support then your GP can give.

The other option is if your struggling and can't see the doctor is the crisis team. Who's main aim will be to offer you home treatment and try and get your medication stabilised.

Hospital is generally only offered for extreme circumstances. I haven't been in for two years but a poster a few weeks back couldn't get a bed within 100 miles. There seems to be a massive shortages of beds and it's hard going.

Do you get any help with your DC? Two that young is hard going. Are your parents or any other relatives about for support?

UnbornMortificado Fri 13-Jan-17 21:13:24

Bamboo the problem is that I can't tell you how bad you are. If it's gets to the point hospitalisation feels like an option you really need to see a professional as soon as your able.

Bambamboo Mon 29-May-17 22:56:56

Thanks for all ur support I'm feeling a bit better but still the same if u get what I mean. I changed meds and feeling like I can now think abit more so hopping over time things will look up for me x

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